#1
With my alternate picking, I find that I can do it fine, but like if im going to a lower string ill pick it down nomatter what. It hasnt affected my playing or anything, but is it a bad habit? Its hard to explain, I can alternate pick well but i seem to just kind of pick how its easiest.
#2
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#4
lol i confused myself, i ment when im going down strings as in to the ones closest to the floor :P, if that makes a differance
#5
Quote by gsr2k6
With my alternate picking, I find that I can do it fine, but like if im going to a lower string ill pick it down nomatter what. It hasnt affected my playing or anything, but is it a bad habit? Its hard to explain, I can alternate pick well but i seem to just kind of pick how its easiest.


That certainly doesn't sound like a good habit. Easiest isn't allways best because
what doesn't seem easy at first can be made easy. So you should really ask
yourself if you want to control your playing or not. Because, it certainly sounds
like you have no control of this issue.
#6
Yes i'd say that its a bad habbit. When you're alternating, you always keep your motion up and down. If you want to learn to go faster and cleaner, dont sweep the notes, for example your note is A from low E ends with a downstroke, then you continue downstroking again (as if you're sweeping) on the A string. Its fine at slow speed but as you go along faster, dont develop this habbit coz you will tend to get stuck and confused.
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#8
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If ur technique works then dont risk reckin it!!!


That's pretty timid. and lame.
Maybe don't risk getting any better either.
This threadstarter is gonna have problems if he tries playing like that on quite a
number of different licks if wants to play them well.

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#9
Exaclty true. I used to have a rubbish technique, and so I decided one day I would improve it. I still played my old way, but started play a few songs differently and then played more and more with new/different technique, knowing that I could still go back to the old one.

It's worth trying, and it does make you a better player, even if it doesn't suit your style or sound etc.
#10
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Sometimes you have to break some eggs to make an omlette...


As opposed to making the omelette with the eggs in the shell?
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#11
if you're playing on the same string (6th string, high E, closest to floor) you should be able to alternate pick. If you're moving from a lower string (e.g., 5th / B string), it may be ok to just pick it with a downstroke even if you just played a downstroke. I believe the term for this is economy picking. example:

|----------7---------
|-5--7--5------------
|--------------------
|--------------------
|--------------------
|--------------------

Strict alternate picking might have you play that down-up-down-up. Economy picking would tell you to do it down-up-down-down since you're already moving downwards towards the next string for the last note, why change direction?
#12
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#13
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if you're playing on the same string (6th string, high E, closest to floor) you should be able to alternate pick. If you're moving from a lower string (e.g., 5th / B string), it may be ok to just pick it with a downstroke even if you just played a downstroke. I believe the term for this is economy picking. example:

|----------7---------
|-5--7--5------------
|--------------------
|--------------------
|--------------------
|--------------------

Strict alternate picking might have you play that down-up-down-up. Economy picking would tell you to do it down-up-down-down since you're already moving downwards towards the next string for the last note, why change direction?

Like i said, if i were given this lick, i wouldnt sweep the 5-7 on B to e string. You're prone to get stuck and get confused as you're getting fast. This is heavily strict alternate and if you want to achieve maximum speed or cleanliness, i'd say you have to do down-up-down-up. I've crossed between this problem a lot and i slow it down and do alternate as it is. There's a Paul Gilbert lick that looks almost the same as this and he also uses down-up-down-up, if you wanna compare to artists.
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