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Re: Need advice on improving my technique
7/23/2004 12:57 AM
John Rich (3189) wrote:
Don't worry about speed that will come in time. You really need to be more concerned right now with playing the notes as cleanly and as accurately as you can. Playing with speed is great, but I didn't get to where I'm at today without practice, patience, and determination. It'a alot of hard work. Don't rush something. If you get in a rush then you'll miss the most important part of playing something with speed and that is playing it with it percision.
It's funny you mentioned this because I was listening to myself on tape from about 8 or 9 years ago and I must say even then I was trying really hard to play with speed and I just couldn't do it, so that's why I played things slow, so I could get to the point where if I need speed, then it's there when I need it. I'm a pretty restrained player. I don't unleash heavy barrages of notes as I used to. I'm just taking my time with playing lead now and that's what you have to do is take your time.