The #1 Guitar Picking Speed Shortcut (Video Lesson)

by Tom Hess



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What if I told you there is a shortcut to building lightning fast guitar speed?

It’s not a big secret.

Most guitar players have heard about this technique...

...but few fully understand it.

And only a handful of guitar players truly mastered it.

(This is why many struggle to break through their guitar speed plateaus.)

When you learn it correctly – sky is the limit for your guitar speed.

Feeling a bit skeptical?

I don’t blame you.

I would be too.

So let me prove to you right now how "real" it is.

I created a video to show this technique to you in detail.

Check it out & start improving your speed today:
 



As you heard in the video…

…my preferred speed picking technique is: directional picking.


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I taught it to thousands of guitar players over the past 25+ years and I recommend that you use this technique for all your lead guitar playing as well.

Right now you might be wondering:
 

Question: “Tom Hess, if directional picking is so good, why do so many great guitar players use strict alternate picking?

Answer: Directional picking is a relatively new guitar technique. Alternate picking has been around a lot longer.

This means:

Most guitar players from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000’s did not have anyone to teach them directional picking when they were beginners.

They developed their speed in spite of the inefficiencies of strict alternate picking… not because it is a better technique. They had to work much harder (and longer) to reach their goals.

But you don’t have to.

Many of my guitar students now teach guitar speed lessons to their students.

Here is another common question I get about directional picking:
 

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Question: “Tom Hess, does directional picking only work for 3-note-per-string scales? What if I want to play pentatonic scales or other scales that don’t have 3 notes on every string?

Answer: Directional picking works for everything you play (with zero exceptions).

The principle of directional picking is to use the shortest possible path to the next note you need to play.

Sometimes the shortest path to your next note is to use alternate picking.

And other times…

…the shortest path may be to use sweep picking to change strings and NOT use alternate picking.

Directional picking gives you maximum efficiency and speed with the least amount of effort. (No matter what you play.)

Watch this video to learn how to make your directional picking efficient and effortless:
 

Strict alternate picking often forces your hand to make larger and inefficient motions.

This makes you work much harder (and practice a lot longer) to achieve the same amount of speed.

Here is what to focus on when you practice directional picking:
 

How To Master Directional Picking

Bottom line?

Directional picking gives you the foundation to play guitar as fast as you’ve always wanted.

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Tom HessAbout Tom Hess: Tom Hess is a guitar teacher, music career mentor and guitar teacher trainer. He teaches rock guitar lessons online to students from all over the world and conducts instructional live guitar training events attended by musicians from over 50 countries.

Learn how to quickly reach ALL your musical goals fully by working with me in my electric guitar lessons online.

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