Michael,I'm well aware of your definition of potential picking speed. However, almost any lines we play on the guitar involve string changes. So wouldn't a better definition of PPS be "The fastest you are able to change from one string to another"? Changing strings is what slows us down so to increase our PPS we have to increase our speed in changing strings! So wouldn't a better exercise for improving PPS be a exercise that includes a lot of string changes? Try this one for example: (the top note is the fret note and the bottom note is the string number) (7/4, 9/4, 10/4, 7/3, 10/4, 7/3, 10/4 9/4) play this 8 note pattern over and over. Don't you find yourself slowing down when you get to the part where you do the 4 string changes in a row? THIS IS AN 8 NOTE PATTERN AND HALF OF THOSE NOTES INVOLVE STRING CHANGES!
What advice do you have for improving one's speed at making those string changes? Should we b able to play those string changes just as fast as the rest of the exercise? Otherwise, the speed at which one can execute those string changes will determine the maximum tempo at which one can play this lick.
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2016 4:58:38 GMT -6 by blackjack