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guitarkidluke
11-12-2009, 11:18 AM
Does anyone know what this technique involves? There was a band on craigslist looking for a guitarist who can "burst pick", and I was stumped.

Guess we never do stop learning, huh?

Martindecorum
11-12-2009, 11:24 AM
interesting never heard of it, possibly meaning tremolo/fast alternate, time for google

chimpinatux
11-12-2009, 11:29 AM
Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns

742627000017
11-12-2009, 11:29 AM
Triplets?

DaddyTwoFoot
11-12-2009, 11:31 AM
Sounds like that band is populated by people who don't know anything about musical terminology so they just make things up.

Martindecorum
11-12-2009, 11:42 AM
^^^ that as well lol, be interesting to see if they are worth the time

CrimsonHorn
11-12-2009, 12:19 PM
I have a very unusual exercise that I made up that I guess you could call burst picking. Basically I tremolo pick strings at incredibly high rates, much faster than I could normally do, and I skip strings while doing it. It mainly helps as a warm up to get my picking hand used to fast movements so I won't be sluggish for the rest of the practice session, but I've never really found a way to incorporate it into my playing.

PSM
11-12-2009, 12:40 PM
I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here. :D

guitarkidluke
11-12-2009, 12:47 PM
I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here. :D
I did, actually and got--

"burst picking is i guess kind of a newish technique to the guitar. check out the band explosions in the sky, or any post rock band for that matter. its picking quickl using both edges of the pick, usually while using reverb or delay, making it sound almost like one continuous note."

So I guess I'm wondering if there's another more common term for that or...really I'd like to see it executed, because I'm still not totally sure what he's going for...

DaddyTwoFoot
11-12-2009, 12:48 PM
It's just trem picking.

ChemicalFire
11-12-2009, 01:13 PM
It's just trem picking.

This...

CrimsonHorn
11-12-2009, 01:14 PM
lol yeah, that's all it is.

Junior#1
11-12-2009, 01:40 PM
Just trem. picking. I don't know why they call it burst picking, or why they say it's a new technique, but I don't think they really know what they are talking about.

Zycho
11-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Sounds like some kids who don't know jack about guitar trying to start a generic post-rock band.

guitarkidluke
11-12-2009, 02:32 PM
lol well dang. thats nothing new. wtf?

Matezma
11-12-2009, 02:43 PM
1 string - Tremolo picking
2 strings - Burst picking
3 strings - ?
4 strings - Profit

Freepower
11-12-2009, 04:05 PM
"burst picking is i guess kind of a newish technique to the guitar. check out the band explosions in the sky, or any post rock band for that matter. its picking quickl using both edges of the pick, usually while using reverb or delay, making it sound almost like one continuous note."

:haha

So much fail!

Newish as in as old as the guitar was an instrument separate to it's ancestors.

Using both edges of a triangular pick! Physics weeps!

Delay and reverb mushing notes together being part of a technique!

Wonderful stuff.

bloodshed344
11-12-2009, 04:24 PM
show them the song misirlou

tell them it's from the fifties

they'll shit bricks.

QuantumMechanix
11-12-2009, 04:41 PM
I came here hoping to find some strange new kind of picking.....disappointed :(

Zaphod_Beeblebr
11-12-2009, 04:41 PM
Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns

Someone doesn't know what they're talking about...

Freepower
11-12-2009, 04:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzKsNIRrV4

OMFG!

QuantumMechanix
11-12-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzKsNIRrV4

OMFG!
OOOIIIIIWHATWHATWHAT?!??!? He does Teh burst bluurrz pickzors withoot a pick or delay?! :p:

DaddyTwoFoot
11-12-2009, 05:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzKsNIRrV4

OMFG!
On a serious note, that's an awesome performance of that piece.

Junior#1
11-12-2009, 07:27 PM
1 string - Tremolo picking
2 strings - Burst picking
3 strings - ?
4 strings - Profit
LMFAO!!!! Yes!!!!! That's such an awesome episode! That deserves a lolstack.

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guitarkidluke
11-12-2009, 08:43 PM
I came here hoping to find some strange new kind of picking.....disappointed :(
so was i! doubly actually--not only is there no new technique, but theres people out there calling themselves musicians who dont know trem picking when they see/hear it. le sigh!

Xanron
11-12-2009, 09:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzKsNIRrV4

OMFG!


Some guy got really pissed because someone actually called it burst picking (as a joke)

its called tremolo not burst picking you retard. this song is mad hard
:haha: :haha:

Freepower
11-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Ah, youtube commenters - I just block YT comments, I don't see them anymore. I just don't want to know people that stupid not only exist, but seem to be everywhere.

(although the guys that comment on my vids I :heart: obvo)

jemeput
11-12-2009, 09:17 PM
hahaha... never heard of it.. I think they just made this up...

toyboxmonster
11-13-2009, 11:26 AM
...
I'm ashamed to listen to post-rock right now.

se012101
11-14-2009, 12:53 PM
Physics weeps!


Yeah, I was reading the both sides of the pick thing sort of thinking...huh? Though I guess they could have been trying to say "alternate picking", as in "I executed that fast 16th notes run using both sided picking". Oh dear.

The.new.guy
11-14-2009, 03:46 PM
:haha: This is full of fail!

Link them to this thread, NOW!