Since using a pick is much easier, it doesn't tend to be a problem. I have students practice scales, yes, but no "speed exercises". Proficiency and accuracy should be the objective, as speed has no purpose by itself. When proper technique, confidence (from practice), and accuracy combine, speed is a by-product, and will develop all by itself. No time need be wasted there.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2004 16:24:05 GMT -5 by Professor1
You'll love it! It looks just like a Telefunken U-47.