A friend of mine sent me an incredible 3-minute lesson of a common legato lick that guys like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani use. While they play it at light speed, flawlessly, I am currently just getting it to fall beneath my fingers. So it’s pretty slow and sloppy right now.
But that’s okay. Because if I keep at it for the next month… three months… five years… sooner or later, it’s going to be pretty smooth.
And I’m not playing guitar on any sort of deadline, anyway. I love to play. That’s reason enough for me to keep playing (hopefully) for the rest of my life.
Steve Vai agrees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atGBKuCJ-Jc&feature=related