Question: I consider Michael Angelo Batio as the world’s fastest guitarist and I want to become like him. I try playing like him but still cannot get the desired effect. Can you please tell me what the problem is?
Tom Hess's Answer: You will not become a faster guitarist by simply learning a few licks and tricks. True guitar speed is built by focusing on the core elements that make guitar speed possible. In addition, simply “playing fast” will not help you play killer guitar solos like the ones Michael Angelo Batio plays. Although speed is an important factor in his playing, he has also mastered guitar phrasing. You must continually work on BOTH of these elements, or else you will fall into the common trap of being able to play fast, but not being able to play actual music. Learn how to improve in both of these areas of your playing by reading this page about how to play guitar fast.
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