#1
Hey guys, lets say im playing an A minor chord(open position fifth string), and im arpegiating it like "don't cry" by Guns n Roses intro. On the way down i use downstrokes, but i noticed that because i up-pick on the way up, it sounds louder and harsher(not in a good way). Should i just down pick the whole thing up and down? Is up-picking generally not advised?
#2
Just keep doing it with up-strokes, but try to balance your up-stroke power with your down-stroke power. After some practice it'll sound more balanced and smoother.
#3
You'll want to eventually learn to be just as efficient with your upstrokes as you are with downstrokes, may as well learn now. Up-picks can have a lot of pop/snap to them, just work on smoothing it out and it'll be good.