#1
I have learnt a new technique to play tremolo picking riffs on 2 different strings so that I could change to the lower string with a down pick, I'd just have to start with an up pick like this
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---------2--2--------2--2--------------
--2--2--------2--2-----------------------
--V--^--^--V-V--^--^--V---------------

^=downstroke
V=upstroke

but then I got a problem: I can't do this is the riff uses more than 2 different strings, like this, as an example

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--------------2--2------------------
-------2--2---------2--2-------------------
2--2-----------------------2--2------------


How should I play this? It has to be picked very fast and you can't add a third stroke to a note. Is it even possible to change to a lower string from an upstroke and vice versa very fast?
#3
All there is to it is you need to alternate pick. There is no trick to make that easier, you just need to develop speed. Start with an up stroke if you want, though it's technically wrong, and I don't see the advantage.
#4
Quote by asdaas

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--------------2--2------------------
-------2--2---------2--2-------------------
2--2-----------------------2--2------------


How should I play this? It has to be picked very fast and you can't add a third stroke to a note. Is it even possible to change to a lower string from an upstroke and vice versa very fast?

Just alt picking. That's a pretty easy lick.
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#5
try doing it very slow, try until you can do it perfect, then repeat till your fingers memorize they way it should be, and then put some speed to it,... this could take a few days...
#6
Quote by asdaas


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---------2--2--------2--2--------------

--2--2--------2--2-----------------------

--^--V---^--V-V--^---^--V---------------


^=downstroke

V=upstroke


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--------------2--2------------------

-------2--2---------2--2-------------------

2--2-----------------------2--2------------

^ V ^ V ^ V V ^ V ^




I changed your up/down strokes to directional picking. Keep in mind that any consecutive ups or downs should be played as one continuous motion.
#7
I'd alternate pick that, but if you insist on economy picking it you could use hammer ons and pull offs.
Speed is a by-product of shut the fuck up.
#8
Quote by asdaas
I have learnt a new technique to play tremolo picking riffs on 2 different strings so that I could change to the lower string with a down pick, I'd just have to start with an up pick like this
---------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
---------2--2--------2--2--------------
--2--2--------2--2-----------------------
--V--^--^--V-V--^--^--V---------------

^=downstroke
V=upstroke

but then I got a problem: I can't do this is the riff uses more than 2 different strings, like this, as an example

-------------------------------------
----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
--------------2--2------------------
-------2--2---------2--2-------------------
2--2-----------------------2--2------------


How should I play this? It has to be picked very fast and you can't add a third stroke to a note. Is it even possible to change to a lower string from an upstroke and vice versa very fast?

That's not tremolo picking, it's just fast picking- if you've got enough control over your hands and can keep in sync then you'll be able to play it.

Tremolo picking and hoping your left hand can keep up is NOT the way to approach it, or anything for that matter, all that makes for is sloppy, inaccurate playing.
Actually called Mark!

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