#1
I'm not entirely clear on the difference between economy and alt picking, but I know when I play Constant Motion by Dream Theater I don't purely alt pick. I play it how it feels natural to me.

My question to YOU is: Is this considered economy picking?

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#2
Want to wrap some CODE tags around there?

EDIT 2.0: Nvm, did it for you. (With improved formatting) Here:

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-0-5---------6-----6-|-0-5---------6-------8p6-|
 U D D U D U U D U U   U D D U D U U D D U U
Last edited by jfreyvogel at Jun 2, 2010,
#4
Yup, that's economy picking. I don't know why anyone insists on strictly alternate picking, economy picking really is better in every way.
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#5
Quote by MrFlibble
economy picking really is better in every way.

This is foolish. Economy picking can be better in a situation, but it is not better every time. The technique you use should be dependent on what you are playing.
#6
Looks like economy picking to me...

The idea of economy picking is to use as little pick direction changes as possible. So if your going from a string to a higher string, you use a downstroke- and if you're going to a lower string you use an upstroke.

Of course this isn't always strictly possible, so (if you really want to be a purist about it) you get as close as possible to that.

It's def. more economy than alternate!
#7
Thanks for answering my question guys!

Ha! Try economy picking this!
B|-12-0-5-8-12-0-5-8-12-0-4-7-12-0-4-7-|


Can't can you! :P


But seriously, this thread can help me once more...

What would be the proper fingering for a Dm Arpeggio in the 12th position ala Hanger 18 solo?

I seem to be able to play it better like this:


|-17-p13----------------13-17p13-17p13-17p13----13-|
|--------15----------15----------------------15----|
|-----------14----14-------------------------------|
|--------------15----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

 P    I  M  I  M  I  M  I   P  I  P  I  P  I   M  I
Last edited by The Buttmonkey at Jun 2, 2010,
#8
Quote by The Buttmonkey
Thanks for answering my question guys!

Ha! Try economy picking this!
B|-12-0-5-8-12-0-5-8-12-0-4-7-12-0-4-7-|


Can't can you! :P



Ok.


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B|---5--8----5--8----4--7----4--7-| 
    D D   U  U  D  U  U  D  U  U  D  U