Void90
Registered User
Join date: May 2012
144 IQ
#1
Hi,

I'm reading the book Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetina. In this book he states there are two types of picking to use: consistent alternate picking and sweep picking.

Here is my question:

Say in the following tab, which is from Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne:

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-----------------5------------------5----
-----------------6------------------4----
-----------------7------------------6----
---0----0--0---------0--0--0-------------
-----------------------------------------


Would you upstroke the chords? I ask this because it feels awkward.

If I am supposed to upstroke them, then I assume its something I have to get used to.

Thanks.
Geldin
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Join date: Sep 2008
1,677 IQ
#2
In this rhythm, you're doing a gallop on the open strings, meaning that your picking pattern is as follows:

---D----D--U-----D---D--U--D--U--D-------
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-----------------5---------------5-------
-----------------6---------------4-------
-----------------7---------------6-------
---0----0--0---------0--0--0--0----------
-----------------------------------------
Void90
Registered User
Join date: May 2012
144 IQ
#3
Quote by Geldin
In this rhythm, you're doing a gallop on the open strings, meaning that your picking pattern is as follows:

---D----D--U-----D---D--U--D--U--D-------
-----------------------------------------
-----------------5---------------5-------
-----------------6---------------4-------
-----------------7---------------6-------
---0----0--0---------0--0--0--0----------
-----------------------------------------


So I guess it's not good to use purely alternate picking at all times?