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Old 10-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Working on Upstrokes.

Hey So this is my first post here. I just felt i had to ask someone about this because im really having a hard time with it...

I've been trying to perfect my alternate picking as much as possible for a while now. I found that i really need to make my upstroke as strong as my downstroke, so i've done alot of different exercises for this.

The one I'm having trouble with right now is simply 2 notes per string, starting with an upstroke, wich forces you to always start with the upstroke. Im doing this across all strings up and down over and over :P

So is there anyone out there that tried this out and got some tips? ive been working on this litteraly all day so i just need some comfort

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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So is there anyone out there that tried this out and got some tips? ive been working on this litteraly all day so i just need some comfort


Needs more time. This kind of thing takes literally years to get right.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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So is there anyone out there that tried this out and got some tips? ive been working on this litteraly all day so i just need some comfort


Your approach makes sense, but you won't get to perfection in a day. It takes time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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Practice upstrokes more. Try some Paul Gilbert picking exercises.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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I may be way off on this, but oddly, the one thing that helped my alternate picking the most was to play Edge/David Gilmour style riffs with a delay pedal on, on an otherwise clean amp. It forces you to have a clean alternate picking rythm in order to get that cascading, almost trance-inducing echo effect. With accuracy comes power. My upstrokes are coming along quite nicely.
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