[SC]https://soundcloud.com/rlc-ltd/stratisfied[/SC] This instrumental piece is composed and played by a Marshall Forum member I really don’t like, Blues N Cues, as I can’t play any of the fast lead lines in it to save my life. Still, when I grow up, to be an old fart (as I’m not exactly young at the moment), I’d like to be able to play like him. Been there, done that? Share your experience with those of us still struggling. Are you still trying to get there yourself, but have, nevertheless, made considerable progress over the years? Tell us how you did it. Every little detail may be of help to someone who might not be going the right way about it. For example: • Did you manage to do it by yourself or with the help of a guitar teacher? • How difficult did you find it? How many hours of practice every day? How many years? • Do you find a specific type of pick, and way of holding it, more helpful, or can you do it with any pick? • Have you come across a YouTube video or online article you found particularly helpful? • Do you know a good, preferably musical, exercise for right/left hand coordination, finger strength and dexterity, alternate picking speed, or anything else relevant to playing fast? And while you’re at it, have a listen to a new tune Blues N Cues has been working on: http://www.marshallforum.com/cellar/75463-hells-renegade.html 'Still in the rough stages', he says, but already good enough to piss me off.