How did you learn to shred?
Once you’ve figured out how to play some new thing that you couldn’t play before, I’m a believer in maybe don’t reach for the metronome and crank it up immediately. Now see if you can play the same thing again but use fewer calories. Can you play the same thing again whilst, like, watching the TV, or thinking about something else? Can you do it so that you can play it a hundred times in a row without hurting yourself? If you prioritize stuff like that, then you end up with good technique. And then one day when you need to do it at twice the speed, your body kind of knows how. Nobody ever practices how fast they can talk. People spend their lives using languages to say stuff that they want to say. And then one day when they get excited, and they naturally want to speak quicker, they find that they can do it.
Any thoughts on this? I tend to agree more with Troy’s advice of play at a medium fast tempo because your movements at speed are not the same as your slow movements.
I’m guessing Guthrie, like so many elite guitarists, can play fast naturally and isn’t sure how he can do it and this is maybe his way of how he thinks he does it?