#1
hi, is tremolo picking and alternate picking the same thing, just a different name?
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#2
Sort of. Alternate picking is basically, down picking, then up picking, then down picking and so on in that order.

Tremolo picking is the same thing, but as fast as you can do it
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#3
Tremolo picking uses alternate picking. Alternate is just picking up and down anytime.

Tremolo picking is just rapid alternate picking. Its hard to explain
#4
Tremolo Picking = The use of alternate picking as fast as possible (or really fast)

Alternate picking = Picking the string(s) up and down; Not just straight down/up-picking
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Alternate picking = Picking the string(s) up and down; Not just straight down/up-picking


depends. With economy picking, your still picking up and down, but in a different way, depending on which string your on.
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#6
so tremolo picking is the same thing as alternate picking, just fast?

so Slayer - raining Blood (@ 2 minutes & 50 seconds ) = tremolo picking??
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#8
Well, tremolo is picking back and forth really fast. Alternate picking is a way to pick more efficiently by alternating up strokes and down strokes as you play a song. Alternate is a way to increase playing speed by not trying to always pick downwards (and hence having to move your hand back up between notes so that you can pick down again).
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#9
Tremolo picking isn't just fast picking, it's fast picking of (usually) one note.
Say you had a 'whole note' that was tremolo picked, you would repeatedly pick that one note as many times as possible for the duration of a whole note.
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