#1
Been playing for 5-6 years now self-taught of course, and for as far as I can remember, when tremolo picking, I do it the other way around, what I mean is that I instead of starting out with a downstrum like (I think...) everyone does, I do it up first... So instead of down up down up down up I do up down up down up down. This annoyed me in the beginning since I wanted to play perfectly but now I really don't even pay attention to it, it sounds exactly the same and it works just as fine, it doesn't limit me in any way and I can play whatever I want.

On the other hand, strumming and alternate picking etc I do just like everyone else...

The reason I post this is to see if it's just me that does this? Is this uncommon to do?
#2
What pick stroke you start with really doesn't make that much of a difference. With enough time, you will be able to pick comfortably regardless of what pick stroke you start with.
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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#3
I know it doesn't that's what I said, in the beginning it bothered me because Alexi Laiho (lol I was young, let's keep it at that) didn't do it that way but I've realized a long time ago it doesn't make a difference in sound but was just curious to see how many others, if any, do this as well
#5
When your skipping strings during tremolo picking you tend to start on different strokes (lmao) constantly. Makes switching around much less effort and more ergonomic. For me anyway.
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