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Old 11-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Burst picking

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?
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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interesting never heard of it, possibly meaning tremolo/fast alternate, time for google
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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Sounds like that band is populated by people who don't know anything about musical terminology so they just make things up.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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^^^ that as well lol, be interesting to see if they are worth the time
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #8
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I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here.

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...
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #10
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It's just trem picking.
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It's just trem picking.


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Old 11-12-2009, 01:14 PM   #12
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lol yeah, that's all it is.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:40 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #14
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Sounds like some kids who don't know jack about guitar trying to start a generic post-rock band.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #15
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lol well dang. thats nothing new. wtf?
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #16
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1 string - Tremolo picking
2 strings - Burst picking
3 strings - ?
4 strings - Profit
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:05 PM   #17
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"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 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.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:24 PM   #18
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show them the song misirlou

tell them it's from the fifties

they'll shit bricks.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:41 PM   #19
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I came here hoping to find some strange new kind of picking.....disappointed
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Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns


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