#1
Hey guys, i was just practicing some pentatonic exercises I found in a magazine and came across this one:


The magazine says to pick it up-down-down. However, to me it feels much more natural to pick it down-up-up , and i can do it quicker too. I know it should be what feels "best" to me, but if I practice the wrong way I dont want to have to change it sometime down the road, so if anyone knows what the "correct" or easier way to play it is, thatd be great. Thanks.
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#2
The magazine is telling you the more efficient way. Treat it like a tiny little sweep. Pluck the first note, then sweep the note on the 10th fret, and as you pull off, sweep up to the last note.

EDIT: Read it wrong. You're doing it the more efficient way. Ignore the magazine.
Last edited by fretsonfire74 at Jan 22, 2009,
#3
what context is this piece in? is it just playing it by itself?

well, either way, up-down-down sounds about right to me. of course, whatever feels better for you is what you should use. personally i would do up-down-up
It's all about feel
#4
I think that the magazines up and down are for when your looking at the tab, if your thinking about it being your guitar, then i would do down-up-up

So neither is wrong imo
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