something happier uses upstrokes
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Not quite sure what you mean, but if i want something to sound heavy and chunky, i will use just down strokes. For more intricate patterns, i use both. I will never play a progression with just down strokes, unless the drummr is playing something that will match (like a blast beat- but thats usually to fast anyways). It really depends on the mood of the song.
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Last edited by MySweetFracture at Sep 12, 2006,
generally for rythm guitar, upstrokes just couple downstrokes if youre playing really hardand fast or if you wanna play more of a reggae feel, upstrokes give you a better shuffle.
strictly downstroking a piece will limit your maximum velocity; alternate picking is a lot more efficient and it doesnt waste energy.