I have been playing guitar for about 13 years now and felt that I picked it up quite fast as I already had been playing piano since aged 7. I started off playing Led Zeppelin songs which were great and I had a lot of fun playing those. As the years went on however, my playing style evolved into more of a blues style and I began playing more in the style of Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Robert Cray and a lot of the other blues greats. I can alternate between major and minor keys effectively and feel I can play over most chord changes quite well. Anyway, I'm getting to the stage now were I want to play faster. I don't mean I want to shred, I just mean that I want to be able to execute fast lines effectively over say a standard blues progression like Joe Bonamassa or Eric Johnson. I alternate picking naturally anyway, but when I try to go really fast it's like my hands just won't let me. It's nearly like I can't get them in sync with each other. I have also been trying to develop some good legato technique too for the same reasons I want to develop my alternate picking. I would consider myself relatively experienced overall as a musician but just need to try and improve certain areas involving speed. I know speed isn't everything, but its a handy thing to have under the belt when you feel like expressing yourself in that way. Has anyone else faced these challenges? Can anyone chip in and offer advice? Thanks.