#1
Okay, so I'm taking my guitar playing to the next level and beyond after neglecting for a long time. Finally found that inspiration AND motivation to practice hard and seriously.

Anyway, let's take this as an example.



e|--19^15----------15--|
b|--------17----17-----|
g|-----------16--------|
d|---------------------|
a|---------------------|
e|---------------------|


Which picking method would be best?
I tend to play it DUUDD, however everywhere I go says UUDDD.
Before I commit fully to one, which method has the most advantage?
Similarly, if I was to add another note on the d string, I'd play it [including the initial hammer-off as first hit]; DUUUDDD.
However, it seems that UUUDDDD is recommended.

So, is there a better way? Or does it really not matter in the end?

EDIT: What about UUUDD?
EDIT2: UUUDD seems to work best, so I may just go with that. and UUUUDDD.
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#2
It doesn't matter really, the most important part is that you use a way of picking that can be cycled easily. I've seen people do both and both get up to incredible speeds with it.
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#3
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It doesn't matter really, the most important part is that you use a way of picking that can be cycled easily. I've seen people do both and both get up to incredible speeds with it.


Alright, thanks that's what I was thinking.
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#4
I thought, at least 'traditionally' that it depended where the beat falls. If 19 starts on the beat, I would play it D-pull off-UUDD. To loop it I'd then hammer-on and pull-off. Sorry if that's not what you're asking.
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#5
It's really just whatever you are most comfortable. As long as you can play it well and clean, and cycle it as Zaphod said, it doesn't matter how you do it. Personally though, I'd go up, pull off, up, down, down, down.
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#6
I was just going with what I'd been taught. My teacher is Grade 8 qualified, so I trusted him on this. However, I was also told to learn things like that both ways, so you always have the choice of how to play something.
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#7
Thanks to both of you!

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I was just going with what I'd been taught. My teacher is Grade 8 qualified, so I trusted him on this. However, I was also told to learn things like that both ways, so you always have the choice of how to play something.


Yeah, I noticed that I can easily play with either a down or up as the first note, as - using the 4 string sweep as an example, both DUUUDDD and UUUUDDD feel pretty good [when looping it the second is better, but the first one seems good for starting the sweep initially].
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Last edited by Simsimius at Apr 11, 2012,
#8
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Thanks to both of you!

Yeah, I noticed that I can easily play with either a down or up as the first note, as - using the 4 string sweep as an example, both DUUUDDD and UUUUDDD feel pretty good [when looping it the second is better, but the first one seems good for starting the sweep initially].
Yeah, as far as I know, it is all relative to where the notes start in the bar. And some guitarists play in 'unorthodox' ways, like Paul Gilbert starting some of his 'on the beat' licks with upstrokes. So it isn't concrete either way. My way was just a sort of 'rule of thumb'. Go with what feels more natural to you and good luck.
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