#1
So, I mostly play metalcore and I know alternate picking riffs is pretty much a must, but I mostly downpick everything. How should I start off learning to do a downpick, then up, then down again etc as it will make playing riffs alot less work for my hands.
#2
its basic practice man. i had the same problem when i started playing guitar that i downpicked everything. but u just have to kick the habit. be conscious of your playing and you will start to subconsciously "up pick" if thats a term lol
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I had that problem when I first started, but just take a song you know well and slowly work on your alternate picking techs
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#4
practice alternate picking on one string and go slow then gradually go faster. do that and then try to apply it while playing a song, then it will become natural in time.
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#5
I don't down pick everything, I alternate picks when chugging, playing chords and that haha, but when I have a riff like -

C#|---------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------|
F#|-----5---7-8-----3---5-7-----3h5-|
B |-0-0---0-----0-0---0-----0-0-----|

I will downpick it all.
#6
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I don't down pick everything, I alternate picks when chugging, playing chords and that haha, but when I have a riff like -

C#|---------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------|
F#|-----5---7h8-----3---5h7------3h5-|
B |-0-0---0------0-0---0-------0-0-----|

I will downpick it all.

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anyways you can also downpick the chug then up pick the F# string in that riff. which would be easier like hes wanting.
i would say to play around with a 6/8 feel up and down the neck and that should get you pretty good with alt picking.



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