Question: Hi Tom Hess, my playing on guitar is not fast enough, and very sloppy. My picking is also weak, how can I improve my playing? Thanks a lot!

Tom Hess's Answer: Right now, your fingers are playing faster than your mind can react. Chances are, your guitar technique contains one or more fundamental flaws that are preventing you from becoming a faster guitarist (whether it be in your picking hand technique or fretting hand technique).

Since you are not currently a student of mine and I haven’t heard your guitar playing or observed your strengths / weaknesses, it is impossible for me to pinpoint the problem areas that are holding you back. Until then, take this guitar playing assessment to narrow down the problems in your playing and get on the right track, then study this guitar speed building resource to learn how to play faster while practicing less.


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