in an ascending 3-note-per-string pattern, is it necessary to observe a down-up-down, down-up-down, etc. picking or can it be done using strict alternate picking??? (im talking of it in a high tempo)
what do you think? which attack would be better??..thanks...
i tend to do the down-up-down, down-up-down picking when i'm doing a straight ascending 3-note per string pattern. at high tempos i always try to use this picking or economy picking. sometimes with strict alternate picking you have to move the pick farther which means more energy and more time to reach the string which can cause a phrase to go bad.

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Definitely alternate picking, unless you are into economy picking. Then it's more a matter of preference.