I have a technique question for those who can play single note lines, along with string changes, fast.
In an effort to play faster, I have been critically dissecting what I am doing with my fretting hand and my picking hand.
In doing so, I have learned to make your picking motions as small as possible, without sacrificing what your attempting to articulate, and therefore improving picking efficiency.
With my fretting hand, I have learned you want to make your motions small and efficient as well. I learned once I slowed down, is my pinky would float up and away from the fretboard. This appears to make attempting to play faster more difficult in terms of accuracy and speed. My other fingers are better at hovering over the fretboard, but I need to work on improving them as well.
Another thing I noticed is the following and I would really like those that can shred to come in:
When playing ascending notes, do you keep the preceding finger(s) down on the fretboard as you ascend, or does each finger lift off the fretboard as the next finger frets the next note?
I hope this makes sense. If not, I can ask a different way.