I m looking for interesting exercises to master note recognition(Note names only)??Any help will be appreciated.I m aware of going up the cycle of fourths with a metronome. I m interested in honing my "Time feel". Can someone please recommend me a lesson?? Hi, Its been a lot of time since i have been practicing this piece(THE GLASS PRISON ARPEGGIO) but some how i cannot go above 140 bpm .I have tried to push myself to play at 170 (original bpm) but i hear more of noise than the notes. Few inputs about my playing: 1.I hold the pick really hard(My pick grip is very strong),I do that because i have more control over the notes than holding it lightly.I have seen rick graham cover the arpeggio part and he holds the pick really lightly.Am i supposed to hold the pick lightly??Notes dont sound separate if i hold the pick lightly. 2.I use a lot of gain (maximum gain) and no noise gate. 3.I use sweep picking with no pull off on the higher string( i mean i pick all the notes). Any input on why i m not able to nail the arpeggio part will be appreciated. Thanks in advance And yes i started off slow at 50 bpm and gradually made my way till 140 bpm. Has anyone taken Skype lessons from Rick. If yes ,how was the experience? I m thinking of taking lessons from him.