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Old 08-19-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Smooth picking?

No matter how long I practice I can't get a run of notes on one string to sound smooth while alternate picking
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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You'll get it one day. Just keep trying and try not to get too worked up about stuff.

I would also recommend practicing with a metronome if you don't already, and make sure to always stay loose.

You may have also hit a plateau. You just gotta fight through these things, and sometimes it helps to practice other things. Maybe learn some songs instead of cold hard practice for awhile, or maybe practice a different technique and come back to the alternative picking later.

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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learn to tremolo pick, its the only way to make it really smooth
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Loosen your grip.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bad Kharmel
learn to tremolo pick, its the only way to make it really smooth

Actually called Mark!

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Old 08-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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Slow the **** down.
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