I am a 50 year old that decided to learn the electric guitar 3 years ago. I have wanted to do this for a long time. Grew up in the 80’s and loved and still do all of the great Metal bands of that era. Pretty sure I lost half my hearing at an Iron Maiden show back in 85.
I have only been able to get so far and I am really now focused on have a breakthrough with speed. I get tripped at relatively moderate tempos and have not been able to improve. I am hoping that CTC will get me on the right track. I just started with downward pickslanting and it feels a little awkward but after a week I am getting used to it. I have started tremelo picking on one string focusing on using a rest stroke and clearing the string on the up. I am also practicing the Yngwie 6 note pattern to help with synchronization and am currently pretty slow. So it’s baby steps and hopefully results will follow.
I love all of the in depth breakdown that Troy provides but it would be really helpful if there was a pdf of exercises. It seems like there’s an introduction on ‘here get this down’ and then what seems very advanced licks. I am new so maybe I have missed a resource on the site. If so please point this out to me.