How To Play Guitar Faster And More Clean By Practicing Two-Hand Synchronization
It is much easier to play guitar fast when you improve your two-hand synchronization. Many guitarists neglect this crucial technique while building speed. This causes you to have tons of unusable speed (due to all the mistakes you make), and little usable speed for playing actual music.
Watch the video below to learn how to make fast guitar playing easy using effective two-hand synchronization training:
Click on the video to begin watching it.
Now you understand how to play guitar faster and cleaner by keeping both hands in sync.
Excellent synchronization between hands becomes effortless when you use a powerful picking attack (extra force) to articulate notes.
Record yourself to assess your two-hand synchronization with a short guitar lick and listen to recording.
If you haven't spent much time improving this skill, you will hear in many places that your hands were not hitting the string at exactly the same moment.
Don't worry, this is totally fine (you will be fixing this).
You need to work on moving both hands fast and explosively for each note so that they both arrive to the string at the same time (even if that note is going to sustain for a long time).
How to make your picking hand articulation stronger:
Chances are, your picking hand articulation can (and should be) much stronger.
Practice with the guitar unplugged for part of your practice time and you need to imagine that you are playing for an audience 50 feet away from you on your unplugged guitar and your goal is to get them to hear every note you play.
This visualization will force you to pick with more power and develop the articulation you need to make your playing sound better. Improving articulation will also help you with keeping both hands in sync.
Additionally, when you practice, look at your picking hand in addition to the fretting hand!
This simple adjustment is incredibly helpful for your picking technique development.
For example: Imagine you are practicing a sweep picking arpeggio.
Your picking hand movement needs to be more continuous and hit all the strings with one big downstroke instead of several distinct pick strokes (that is the key to sweep picking speed).
Watch your picking hand and visualize that you are moving your hand like one big strum. Watching your picking hand throughout this process helps you focus on keeping your motion efficient and smooth, leading to better notes and sync between hands.
Bonus Tip To Improve Your Guitar Playing Two-Hand Sync With Scales:
Pay attention to the timing of your playing when practicing scales to a metronome.
Watch out for the common mistake of starting off with good timing but then gradually speed up ahead of the click. Remember that lead guitar playing needs to be in time just like rhythm guitar playing.
To get better at this, concentrate on the notes that mark the beginning of each beat.
Accent them much harder with the pick and pay attention to making them line up with the click/drums.
This will give you an indication of whether or not you are playing in time (and if you can get the first note of each beat to be in sync with the click, the other notes will likely be in time as well).
Solve A Common Two-Hand Sync Problem For Guitarists:
Pay attention to the transition between each fretting hand shape of a scale or pattern and how it moves from position to position.
When your hand makes the jump to a shape requiring a position change, it is easy to become out of sync with your picking hand during the moment of transition (and then your synchronization recovers again during the course of playing).
To solve this, focus on the target note of the position shift to isolate it from the other aspects of the pattern and pick it with heavy picking power. This will make it easier to not lose synchronization during the transition.
General Guitar Practice Tip:
To improve your ability to play articulate and clear notes (with great sync), spend about 15 minutes per day playing the guitar unplugged and play your scale sequences and arpeggio exercises focusing on making the notes as loud as you possibly can with your picking hand.
This is going to improve your articulation greatly by forcing you to play loud.
Watch out if you are making very small motions with your pick (which is good in general) but there is very little power in those notes. The better your articulation becomes on an unplugged guitar, the easier it will be to play with an amp (and your top speed will feel easier as a result).
What Is The Best Way To Improve Your Guitar Technique? Answer: Find A Guitar Teacher
One of the biggest misconceptions that many guitar players have is that finding a guitar teacher is not worth the effort.
These guitarists often think that they can learn more on their own than with an experienced guitar teacher.
Although you can learn many things about guitar on your own, it would be greatly limiting to your progress as a guitarist to ignore all the benefits that come with working together with a guitar teacher.
By finding a guitar teacher, you save yourself countless hours of frustration and effort trying to break through playing barriers and correct mistakes.
This especially applies to guitar players who have not yet developed excellent sync between their hands.
This is one of the biggest frustrations that prevents guitarists from being able to play fast and clean. Ever sat down to practice and felt super frustrated because you kept playing something over and over, making the same mistakes?
This is what a guitar teacher is for.
However, simply finding any guitar teacher will not guarantee results.
It is essential that you understand how to find a guitar teacher who can truly help you reach your highest musical goals.
These types of teachers are very experienced and have given proven results to their students, like the ones these students got:
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