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An odd question. Wanting to play speedy and technically

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(@blackenedanger)
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I practice everyday. I practice generally 2-3 hours everyday. Not forcibly, but because I like to. I enjoy it.

But the thing is. I can play full chords, power chords, change chords ok, play slow non-complicated songs.

But I want to be able to play FAST songs. Heavy metal, speed metal type songs and I just don't feel that I'm getting anywhere near that.

I stare at the Metallica guitar books for hours and I can't figure out ANY of this stuff, EVEN in TAB form...

Does anyone have any suggestions, like specific tutors, specific videos or exercises I should do to be able to play metal guitar? It's honestly the only kind of guitar I really want to play, and while I do honestly enjoy playing it no matter what, I really would like to work towards playing metal.

Any help's appreciated.

"Into ruin, I am sinking, hostage of this nameless feeling!" - MetallicA


   
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(@blackenedanger)
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A HUGE problem with my playing is palm muting. I can do it ok really slow, but I have issues going from plam muted to just striking the strings....that's one of the biggest problems I'm having.

"Into ruin, I am sinking, hostage of this nameless feeling!" - MetallicA


   
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(@marshall)
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check this out, this will help point you in the right direction.

https://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=372

on the palm muting....I have found it so much easier to do using a distortion pedal, like a metal master one. It made em sound crunchier.

also practice these exercises to help you gain speed. practice them everyday!

http://www.ibanez.i8.com/chromatic.htm

You might also want to pick up a book on this subject..

http://www.fetchbook.info/How_to_Play_Metal_Guitar.html

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