#1
Recently I have noticed that my alternate picking is generally depending on up-down strokes rather than down-up strokes, is this a problem?
Especially when moving from the from the high E to the low E.
Should I try to change this or what?
#2
Paul Gilbert begins most of his alternate picking phrasing with up strokes.

Whatever works for you. (:
#3
You should not try to change it, if it works for you it´s good. You might want to practice the other way aswell though.

I'm a "down up:er", so i start on a down stroke whenever i can. Though some passages of songs have forced me to start on an upstroke to get them fluid, and this was very hard for me in the beginning since i was used to start on a down.

Short answer, i think you should be able to do both. It can help your playing alot.
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#4
Thats great! I think I will practice both then, seems as if they both are handy in different situations as Sickz pointed out.
#5
honestly, the sooner you are comfortable with one as you are the other will help greatly - practice economy picking, which you will then use far more.
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#9
Quote by Sickz
. Though some passages of songs have forced me to start on an upstroke to get them fluid,


+1 definitively get good at both styles. some parts of songs will be played easier and smoother depending on what way you start.
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#10
Quote by Rustee
Paul Gilbert begins most of his alternate picking phrasing with up strokes.

Whatever works for you. (:

He starts some with an upstroke, but most he starts with a down. He prefers outside picking so he starts with an up sometimes so he doesn't have to do inside picking.
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#11
There's really no right or wrong. If it works for you, thats great. But if you can practice both ways, it'll provide greater flexibility with certain techniques and compositions.