#1
A few days ago I decided to improve on my alternate picking, checked around and ended up just practising scales.

Then I seen this video, now thanks to Paul Gilbert, I've completely scrapped my old technique of three fingers holding the pick and moved onto 2, like he says in the video. Let's just say, atm, after 30 mins of practising with this, I'm at my peak of playing in the last few months and it feels great! Now my picking is so much cleaner and requires much less effort. Now I still have a long long way to go before I'm a slightly proficient player but now I feel that I can.

Has a technique upheaval ever had this effect on anyone else?
#2
Not really to be honest, I've changed my technique in a few subtle ways over the years but each of them has just made things easier rather than having massively drastic effects.
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#5
Has a technique upheaval ever had this effect on anyone else?


Of course.

Personally I went from arm-spazz picking to proper picking and that was massive. That and learning how to mute stuff properly.
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Of course.

Personally I went from arm-spazz picking to proper picking and that was massive. That and learning how to mute stuff properly.

Now, just in case Paul Gilbert has abysmal technique and I don't notice it, is the alt. picking he shows in the video a good example of good and proper technique?
#8
Yes sir... my big upheaval came on bass. I came up with a modified “hook” technique… best decision I have ever made
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Of course.

Personally I went from arm-spazz picking to proper picking and that was massive. That and learning how to mute stuff properly.



+1 same here. and it wasn't until i found your videos FP thanks man :P:

also, i would down-picking a lot. I did not apply a lot of alt picking until i started learning some faster, and more tech. stuff (dream theater for me )

needless to say my tech, accuracy, speed, flow, and more have gotten better in the year and 5 months since i started to fix all this



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