#1
I've been playing guitar for about 1 1/2 years now & I got into a nasty habit of only using down strokes. Are there specific exercises for alternate picking or...should I just try & play what I know with alternate strums? I've gotten a riff or two down adequately with alternate picking but I need more speed.

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#2
Practice...

That's all you can do. Also what exactly are you talking about? Alternate picking or alternate strumming?
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#3
Alternate picking...In my mind it's the same >.< Correct me if I'm wrong but...Isn't alternate picking with one string & alternate strumming with all strings?
#4
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Alternate picking...In my mind it's the same >.< Correct me if I'm wrong but...Isn't alternate picking with one string & alternate strumming with all strings?


That's how I always thought of it.
#5
Remember to learn economy picking.

Well, I say learn, it's something I do naturally and I don't recall ever sitting down to learn how to do it.
But yeah, learn it.
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#6
It's the on more strings, but its a different movement, try by practicing M&M's by blink 182, start slowly and when you can nail it, you can nail alternate picking!
#7
Economy Picking is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard of. Do you take 3 steps with your left leg and then 1 with your right leg when you walk?? Does that make you walk faster?? Don't waste your time!! All economy picking leads to is sloppy timing.
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Economy Picking is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard of. Do you take 3 steps with your left leg and then 1 with your right leg when you walk?? Does that make you walk faster?? Don't waste your time!! All economy picking leads to is sloppy timing.


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Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#9
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Economy Picking is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard of. Do you take 3 steps with your left leg and then 1 with your right leg when you walk?? Does that make you walk faster?? Don't waste your time!! All economy picking leads to is sloppy timing.

You also don't have 6 legs.
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Quote by bpazolli
Economy Picking is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard of. Do you take 3 steps with your left leg and then 1 with your right leg when you walk?? Does that make you walk faster?? Don't waste your time!! All economy picking leads to is sloppy timing.



ahh, said just like an ignorant idiot.


a little frustrated with learning new techniques are we?
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