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post #46 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Hi, I've been playing for a year or so, and wants to be a shredder (Go Vai!) Now to the question; How long will it take for me to learn to shred, if I play 3 hrs a day? And do you have any good tips for pinky-finger exercises?

Grateful for any tips.
Actually it doesn't have to take very long at all. It all depends on how good you are at practicing. If you read many books on how to develop some serious technique you'll have it in a year or so but the hard thing is to know the most sufficient way in how to practice
One of the best ways is to listen to other great players and take after them.
Listen a lot to classical pianists cause their mentality when talking technique is really good.
They know where to mentally so to speak. It's not just i want to learn how to play fast.
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post #47 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Play slowly, relaxed and repetitively and speed will follow natrually
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post #48 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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The OP should be killing it now, considering this thread was started almost 5 years ago!
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post #49 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 03:55 PM
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Re: Shredding

Ok, I'm I doing it right?

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