guitarkidluke
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Does anyone know what this technique involves? There was a band on craigslist looking for a guitarist who can "burst pick", and I was stumped.

Guess we never do stop learning, huh?
chimpinatux
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Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns
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Sounds like that band is populated by people who don't know anything about musical terminology so they just make things up.
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CrimsonHorn
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I have a very unusual exercise that I made up that I guess you could call burst picking. Basically I tremolo pick strings at incredibly high rates, much faster than I could normally do, and I skip strings while doing it. It mainly helps as a warm up to get my picking hand used to fast movements so I won't be sluggish for the rest of the practice session, but I've never really found a way to incorporate it into my playing.
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#8
I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here.
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I'd email them and ask what they mean, then post up your findings here.

I did, actually and got--

"burst picking is i guess kind of a newish technique to the guitar. check out the band explosions in the sky, or any post rock band for that matter. its picking quickl using both edges of the pick, usually while using reverb or delay, making it sound almost like one continuous note."

So I guess I'm wondering if there's another more common term for that or...really I'd like to see it executed, because I'm still not totally sure what he's going for...
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It's just trem picking.
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#13
Just trem. picking. I don't know why they call it burst picking, or why they say it's a new technique, but I don't think they really know what they are talking about.
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#14
Sounds like some kids who don't know jack about guitar trying to start a generic post-rock band.
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1 string - Tremolo picking
2 strings - Burst picking
3 strings - ?
4 strings - Profit
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Quote by guitarkidluke
"burst picking is i guess kind of a newish technique to the guitar. check out the band explosions in the sky, or any post rock band for that matter. its picking quickl using both edges of the pick, usually while using reverb or delay, making it sound almost like one continuous note."




So much fail!

Newish as in as old as the guitar was an instrument separate to it's ancestors.

Using both edges of a triangular pick! Physics weeps!

Delay and reverb mushing notes together being part of a technique!

Wonderful stuff.
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I came here hoping to find some strange new kind of picking.....disappointed
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Quote by chimpinatux
Probably just means bursts of fast tremolo picking.... probably so they can have t3h brootal breakdowns


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1 string - Tremolo picking
2 strings - Burst picking
3 strings - ?
4 strings - Profit

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guitarkidluke
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I came here hoping to find some strange new kind of picking.....disappointed

so was i! doubly actually--not only is there no new technique, but theres people out there calling themselves musicians who dont know trem picking when they see/hear it. le sigh!
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Some guy got really pissed because someone actually called it burst picking (as a joke)

its called tremolo not burst picking you retard. this song is mad hard

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Yeah, I was reading the both sides of the pick thing sort of thinking...huh? Though I guess they could have been trying to say "alternate picking", as in "I executed that fast 16th notes run using both sided picking". Oh dear.