Are you interested in playing electric guitar?
Are you frustrated by your lack of technique? How hard it is to pick, or play with speed?
Have you ever wondered if there's a shortcut to getting better at electric guitar fast?
Well, there is...and here's the secret: it's as much about what you DON'T do as what you DO. If you want to truly get better at playing electric rock and blues guitar quickly, avoid these things:
Top 4 Things to Avoid If You Want to Learn Electric Rock, Metal or Blues Guitar:
1.) Avoid the myth that you should always start on acoustic guitar (because it "builds hand strength"). If you're interested in rock, metal or blues electric guitar, then start on electric guitar, not acoustic.
2.) Avoid a "trial and error" method. Even though some trial and error is unavoidable, many people stumble around on their own for years trying to play things that might have only taken a few weeks with some help.
Try to find someone that plays electric guitar, or use books and courses to save yourself some frustration and wasted time.
3.) Avoid learning from generic (non-electric guitar) method books or courses. Many books and courses are not specifically meant to help you with rock or blues electric guitar. Try to find resources that are specifically for the style of playing your interested in.
4.) When it comes to a teacher it's always a good idea to avoid taking lessons or learning from someone who doesn't specialize in teaching your style of guitar. Sometimes students think that any teacher will do to get them started.
But you're better off finding someone who can do (play) and teach (pass on to you) what you're specifically interested in doing on electric guitar.
To summarize: Go straight for what you want - if you want to play rock electric guitar then get set up the right way to do it: Get an electric guitar (you don't have to start on acoustic), and find courses or a teacher that teaches the specific style of playing you're into.
Don't just settle for generic guitar lessons or teachers that won't be able to help you with your specific goal.
If you're looking for a place to start, check out a few of these lessons for electric guitar:
How to play electric guitar solos with just 4 notes
How to palm mute to play rock and metal rhythms on electric guitar
Help with electric guitar picking technique