#1
e-12-------------12------------12----------
B----15h12---------15h12-------15h12--
G-------------14-------------14------------14

I don't think the old guitar players sweep picked this lick, maybe the first two notes sweeped then a downstroke on the 14?? This has been bothering me for dayyyys

Your thoughts would be appreciated
#2
I do something like that, I always down pick the first note, up pick and pull-off the second and then up pick the last
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#3
I would personally use Down, Up, Pull off, Up. That way, you're using a down stroke every time you hit the first and highest note; since most people's down strokes are stronger than their up strokes, it'll emphasize that note more. Not to mention that it's a very economical way of picking it.
#4
I pick this kind of stuff like Paul Gilbert. Up, down, pull off, down.
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#5
Watch Crazy Train After hours on youtube and Randy's picking hand on that lick. Notice he starts on an Up stroke then Down stroke (pull off) Up stroke.
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#6
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the only trouble with that is when you go back to repeat the lick, you're making a really large movement in order to start on an upstroke.

Really you could play it with any picking pattern you find is most comfortable. I'd probably use the one I mentioned above, though I might also do what Junior mentioned and alternate pick the whole thing. What matters is what pattern gets the sound you want and what feels most comfortable to you.
#7
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Randy was good at large picking gaps. He would often just angle his hand a little and his long thumb nail would get it easy.

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#8
I like to use outside picking, but that just seems like counter intuitive way of playing that passage. I'd forgotten how good he was, though. I went back and listened to some of his live solos.... damn, could that little guy shred it up. His picking hand looks so relaxed, too. Imagine how good he could have gotten if he'd lived.
#9
Alt pick.

down-up-down sweep down-up-down

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Last edited by ColdGin at Feb 26, 2012,