So after finding out Petrucci plays the Glass Prison arpeggios at ~170bpms, I figured I’m not THAT far from reaching that raw speed (ohhh boy), but after toying with crosspicking for the last couple of days, I seem to be plateauing at 16ths for 120bpms clean and relaxed, and 140/145bpms messy and tensed bursts after some warming up.
(sorry for the note choices, hard when you’re using the left hand to film yourself )
I feel I might be doing some stringhopping, which may be limiting my speed, any suggestions/observations?
Also, a more general question if I may: Imagine I’d want to play 1nps lines at Petrucci; Miller; Wood; Morse tempos. Could I reach those raw speeds (discarding the whole hand synchronization issue) just by correcting my form? Will I need to find a new movement that “allows” for those kinda speeds? Or would I need some speed burst like training aiming to increase my raw speed by a considerable margin (like 50 bpms or so)? Or even all of them? And since were at it, could the same logic apply to all picking motions like wrist, forearm, elbow, fingers?
Thanks in advance!