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    How long and what to practice on guitar a day?

    hello i am new in this group. i am playing guitar for 5 years. but problem is my guitar playing is not so matured. i have learnt scales,arpeggio,legato, sweep picking and so on. but problem is my playing speed. speed picking is really hard for me. so can any one help me about what should i practice and how long should i practice to become a successful guitarist? i mean i need a practice routine for a day. i will be so glad if anyone help me with a routine, or any alternate picking lesson . i am looking forward to it ....thanks a lot
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    I suck at picking too. I've been sitting down with Paul Gilbert's "Technical Difficulties" and slowly working it up to speed, and it's done WONDERS for my technique. That'd be my suggestion.
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    For me, I've found that playing scales or chromatic finger exercises with metronome helps alot with speed. Start slow then gradually speed up until you've hit your limit. Then turn the speed down a little and practice until you can play without making mistakes. It is very basic but doing this exercise for 30 min to an hour a day will get you shredding in no time.

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    Just stick to the basics, and work your way up slowly.

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    Start of by playing whatever you like the most or whatever your best at and then work on your weaknesses. I myself just play all day(I'm in High School so I don't have very many responsibilities to take care of) and play a lot of stuff made by my favorite musicians. But pretty pick something you like, play for whoever long your schedule permits you and maybe a teacher might help as well, last but least have fun with it, if you love it you'll have the time of your life.

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