Very important – Basic Timing

“In my personal life I’m always late. But as a guitar player I’m usually ahead.”

For a guitar player it is very tempting to focus all the energy and interest to master flashy stuff and fast techniques. But sometimes most essential things are forgotten. Timing is one thing that many forget to pay attention.


Licence to Tap

Here’s a nice little excercise for tapping. Came up with this lick during a guitar lesson I was giving. It has those hammer-ons from nowhere happening (you don’t always need to start now string with a tapped note). Found out it is a good excercise. Practice with a metronome. Begin with slow tempo. Pay attention to the flow of your notes. Make sure you got nice even rhythm going with the line. Later speed up the tempo just a little bit. Also try playing this one octave lower on 3rd and 4th strings.


It’s the year of the guitar

Not sure if the chinese agree, but I believe it’s the year of the guitar!
It doen’t matter wether you’re practicing at home, jamming at your local pub, doing a concert at rock club, playing at huge arena, or meditating at beach. It’s important to enjoy every moment spent with your guitar!


How to build up the speed

“Mr FF I need ur help more than anyone else right now. I need to build up my speed!”


The Wisdom and Zen of Mr. Petrucci

Mr. Fastfinger interviews John Petrucci, who kindly shares his wisdoms and visions on guitar playing: how to develop speed, picking techniques, how he prepares for a show and more. Very important for every guitar player!

I respect this moment.