How To Play Guitar With Crazy Speed By Training Your Hands To Stay In Sync

Want to play guitar with speed that impresses anyone?

Getting both hands in perfect sync together gives you the ability to play with shred speed that feels easy and effortless.

Good news:

This is easy to learn. Anyone can be trained to have excellent two-hand synchronization for guitar.

Sound good? Great!

Play guitar with faster and more consistent speed than ever before using the free advice in this video:

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Here are a few more tips on how to get your hands in sync for faster guitar playing:

Guitar Speed Tip #1: Use Directional Picking 

What is directional picking? It’s where you pick using alternate picking on a single string. But when you change strings, move the pick in the direction of the string change. Meaning: when ascending to a higher (thinner) string, use a downstroke. (No matter what pick stroke you used before.)

When you descend to a lower (thicker) string, use an upstroke (no matter what pick stroke you used before).

This makes your picking more efficient and helps you build more speed in less time. 

Guitar Speed Tip #2: Use Thumb Muting To Clean Up Sloppy String Noise

This helps you keep your playing clean, even when you play with a lot of distortion. 

Simply rest your picking hand’s thumb on the lower (in pitch) strings to keep them from ringing out.
Guitar Speed Tip #3: Spend Some Time Practicing Unplugged
This forces you to pick the notes harder and improves your articulation. And your articulation helps your hands to stay in sync, even when you play fast.

Now you know how to play guitar faster and make your guitar speed sound clean. The next step?

It’s now time to transform the rest of your guitar playing. And I'm not just talking about your guitar technique & speed, but also:

…music theory, aural skills, phrasing, fretboard visualization, rhythm playing and other skills you need to:

Finally Put It All Together And Feel Like A Real Musician (Not Just A Guitar Player)!

I can help you with this in my personalized Breakthrough Guitar Lessons

Your guitar lessons with me are not a fixed course. You and I work together for as long as it takes to make you the guitarist you want to be.

When we start, you’ll fill out a long evaluation from – telling me everything about your musical skill level, guitar playing background, previous lesson experience (if any) and of course…

… your short & long-term musical goals.

From there, I go to work for you. 

I study your evaluation from in detail and I create a lesson plan for reaching your goals, based on what you tell me about yourself.

Next, I design a lesson strategy for you for the next 3-6 months and put together your actual lesson materials. 

Your lesson materials are your actual exercises, drills and etudes that develop your skills and help you reach your goals. 

All you need to do is practice what I tell you. 

How much time should you practice? Most of my guitar students practice 30-60 minutes per day. Obviously the more you practice, the better. But even if you practice just 30 minutes per day, you can make a surprising amount of progress.

In between the lessons, I give you a ton of support to help you absorb and practice your lessons.

You can get help and support from me, by: 

  • Attending weekly office hours (where you can ask me questions and get help from me live on video). I go live on Zoom every week and make myself available to you and my other students, to answer your questions. 
  • Attending live classes that I do every month. In these classes, I take the hardest guitar playing topics and break them down to make them easy to understand and master. Plus, it’s another opportunity for you to ask me questions. 
  • Sending me feedback about each lesson. This way I know exactly how you are progressing and can answer your questions when you are stuck on something.
  • Sending me recordings of your playing for feedback. This tells me how well you are progressing and shows me what you need the most help on. 
  • Asking me questions when you get stuck. (You can email me anytime day or night.)
  • Updating your guitar practice journal on my student forum, so I can see exactly how you are practicing from day to day.
  • Asking for additional help on the forum from my other top students (many of them are professional guitar teachers whom I trained to teach guitar).

The more items from this list you do, the faster you improve. (That means you need fewer lessons to reach your goals.)

The fewer of these things you do, the slower you improve. (That means you need fewer lessons to reach your goals.)

From all of these things, I can track your progress and adjust your lesson strategy as needed. 

(Note, by the way, that the amount of time you practice is only one tiny piece of the equation).

Not to mention: 

Your goals may very well change over time (this would be totally normal). If and when this happens, I revise your lesson strategy yet again.

That’s why it’s impossible for me to predict an “end” point before we even start working together and I get to know you.

Here are the results you can expect when you apply what I teach you in your guitar playing:





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