I’m wanting to get back into playing the electric guitar (have played for 18 years) and want to finally get my speed up to snuff but have never been able to get anywhere close to my goals (Paul Gilbert, Yngwie, Olaf Lenk, etc)). I watched several of the Troy Grady videos on YT 5 or so years ago but was never able to successfully apply anything to increase my average speed and now realize that there are so many ways to play correctly that I’m just not sure how to move forward without causing more damage. I’m hoping that some of you here will be able to take a look at the video linked at the bottom and let me know what you think the best way for me to proceed would be considering that I would like to stick with straight alternate picking.
The video has three sets of two clips. The two clips are the same thing played from two different angles. The first set is some tremolo picking I developed this specifically for Forever Is A Long Time because I couldn’t really play the intro the way I would normally pick. I haven’t spent the time to try to apply it to other licks because I don’t feel like I have good dexterity with this style but I don’t have the problems explained in the following paragraphs with this style so maybe it’s the way to go?
The second set is tremolo picking with the way I pick most things but for some reason, I can’t apply speed the you see in this clip to any actual sequences of notes (even on the same string like Forever Is A Long Time). My brain just doesn’t work with that picking style at that speed for some reason.
The third set is just a random lick from Seventh Sign that I included so you could see how I actually pick most often in case the tremolo picking is actually more different than I think. It’s worth noting that when I pick like this, my right hand gets fatigued quickly and I struggle to maintain my grip on my pick.
I appreciate any feedback and if I left out anything important, please let me know.