Hey guys it's been awhile since I posted anything on here but been reading and wanted to say thanks for sharing all your experience with us beginner and intermediate players.
I've been having issues with technique since I started and I can definitely tell you the major obstacle to my playing is too much tension. When I play on Sundays at my church the first couple of songs are ok but inaccurate and then the next two or three my fretting hand is completely tired and starts to get painful. So I have been tirelessly searching on how to excercise both hands for ease of tension and I came across this site here: http://www.whyisuckatguitar.com/less...te-mess-part-1
I have compared what is taught here to what I see in guitarists like Paul Gilbert and it seems pretty identical. In my opinion Paul is almost always spot on with what he plays and feel he is insanely fast with his left hand.
Feel free to throw in thoughts and suggestions and let me know what you guys think. Again thanks for all your help Truefire family.