#1
I was wondering is it necessary to be good at legato technique in order to reach very high alternate picking speed (15+ notes in second)? Or not? Since I don't practice legato that much recently
#2
You need to have a very highly developed left hand. To be honest, picking takes even more left hand precision than legato so you will find that most players who can pick 15nps can hammer and pull more.

Even Steve Morse who is famous for picking everything says he can still legato faster.

Think of really good pickers - Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, Andy James... all of them excellent legato players too!
#4
Quote by kimi_page
I was wondering is it necessary to be good at legato technique in order to reach very high alternate picking speed (15+ notes in second)? Or not? Since I don't practice legato that much recently


yes it's necessary. Like someone else has said, you need to have an highly developed left hand. This is necessary for speed, no matter what is the technique used. Weak, uncoordinated fingers will make sure that you never achieve a clean speed.
#5
yeah pretty much as freepower said. when you're picking everything you need to have the synchronisation thing down, whereas with legato it's less important. still important (assuming you're not legatoing absolutely everything), but less so.
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