How do you guys Get rid of tension? My picking hand/arm is not too horrible but could be better. My fretting hand/arm all the way up to the shoulder makes me want to just cut the damn thing off... The tension slowly creeps in and causes my fingers so slow down or my accuracy to suffer, I make mistakes and that just makes it worse! It's frustrating. I'm putting in significant time practicing to try and make up for lost time... ~20 hours a week. I feel I'm at a point where I am progressing very very well. My teacher says "holy crap you did that in a week?" On a regular basis but I still feel I should be doing better and I know the tension is my block right now. If I stop and very consciously relax I can play so much better but as soon as I stop actively thinking about it I'm right back to tightness again. I can play fast power chord progressions pretty easy without much tension. Something like American idiot which is 189bpm is fine right up to the single note run in the middle of the solo and its like I have alien arm syndrome and it won't do anything I want it to and its like a board it's so tense. Frustrating!