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    ok here i am i have some songs under my belt...been playing for a year now...i can play riffs from paranoid,walk,balls to the wall,the solo from detroit rock city,breaking the law,etc....stuff like that....wat can i do to make my playing better?can songs help you out?i have notice that my playing is pretty sloppy i would like to work on cleaning that up to...please help...
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    Also do alternative tunings...especially open ones..your eyes and ears will start to open
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    Find someone with similar goals, whether it be via internet, or in person, and practice until you destroy them.

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    Record what you play....then listen to it, critique it, then do it again until you like what you here. Then call me in the morning and tell me the results......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    Record what you play....then listen to it, critique it, then do it again until you like what you here. Then call me in the morning and tell me the results......
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    Amen! +1 You will never be humbled by your playing more than the first time you tape and hear what you "think" you sound like.

    Also, there are things you have to learn on your own that no one says in a video. Like when you are playing a lead, sometimes you have to position your right and/or left hand to muffle other strings so that they aren't ringing out recklessly. If you want to get into solos or shred, practice your alternate picking NOW (up/down/up/down exclusively when soloing). Learning full songs can help big time. Don't just learn the intros, learn the whole tune.
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