In the song, don't stop believing, when steve perry sings "Somewhere in the night!" the guitar riff comes. Should I down pick this or alternate pick? I mean in metal, for sure 8th notes would be downpicked. But journey is not heavy metal, how can you tell if it's down picked or alternate picked just by listening to the record? I mean i know that down picking and alternate picking sounds different to my ears but can't really tell from this song.

If I have to guess Neil schon used alternate picking.
Last edited by musicandthewave at May 26, 2011,
Are you talking the chords before the chorus when he says "Somewhere in the night" or, when it goes back to the pre-chorus riff?