#2
It's fine with me.
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#3
Are you kidding me? Alternate picking only makes your playing more smooth and fast. Less effort, more sound faster. Do it.
#5
Quote by Devon_555
Are you kidding me? Alternate picking only makes your playing more smooth and fast. Less effort, more sound faster. Do it.


I can alternate pick, as I'm a shredder, sort of. But when I decide to play the blues, which was pretty much what I played until I got into metal, I feel guilty by using techniques I learned by shredding. I'm afraid the Blues Mafia will call me a heretic.
#6
Quote by Holy Katana
I can alternate pick, as I'm a shredder, sort of. But when I decide to play the blues, which was pretty much what I played until I got into metal, I feel guilty by using techniques I learned by shredding. I'm afraid the Blues Mafia will call me a heretic.


the use of techniques from different genres of music, when done correctly, is only evidence of a well-rounded guitarist. if people do not respect your incorporation of various techniques not natural to the blues world, they're probably just jealous that they can't pull a tapping and shredding solo out of nowhere and put it into blues. Listen to Van Halen's "Ice Cream Man". i think you'll kind of pick up on what I mean.
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#7
AP has probably been used since the lute was invented.

If you're going to say it is not true then using a plectrum full stop would be even "worse".
#8
I never thought AP was a "shred technique" just one of the first things I learned and I cant really stop doing it. Though B.B. King doesnt do it becuase he said he doesnt have as much control.

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#9
Quote by Holy Katana
I can alternate pick, as I'm a shredder, sort of. But when I decide to play the blues, which was pretty much what I played until I got into metal, I feel guilty by using techniques I learned by shredding. I'm afraid the Blues Mafia will call me a heretic.


Good technique is truly something to look down upon...

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#10
well its not frowned on or anything but its up to you if you use it or not. like someone said, BB king doesnt do it, he says he cant control it but i bet he thought that at first and just gave up on it. im sure if he kept up with it he could have done it. jimi hendrix actually used alot of down strokes. he did alternate pick but he used alot of down strokes. he knew when to use both.but he also used a lot of legato so that he didnt need to pick every note he played. just play how ever is best for you. i alternate pick but there is a bunch of stuff that i do down strokes on and some other things i only do with up strokes.
#11
Learn to alternate pick, then forget it, it will serve you well... you will know instinctively when to apply it the next time you need to.. always good to have a wide knowledge of things and dont just make excuses not to learn a new method
#12
ya, it definetly will serve you well as it makes you much faster, and with blues or jazz, its good to be fast for some of those cool solos you can do.
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#13
stevie ray vaughan wouldn't be who he was without some of his alternate picking stuff.
I really don't see why AP would be looked down upon, to me its just something that helps you play faster material....not all the blues is slow : /
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#14
Yeah I cant see a blues guitarist shun you becuase you AP, thats just stupid.

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#15
Quote by IrishBlues
I never thought AP was a "shred technique"


Yeah, I was going to say that, can't remmeber why I deleted it now.
#16
I was actually shocked reading this thread.

The very notion of ANY genre of guitar music "frowning" on AP had never even entered my mind for a second.

I can think of pick-haters, (some bassists and classical guitarists) but not a certain pick style... why, that's just silly.

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#17
Quote by Falcatarius
I was actually shocked reading this thread.

The very notion of ANY genre of guitar music "frowning" on AP had never even entered my mind for a second.

I can think of pick-haters, (some bassists and classical guitarists) but not a certain pick style... why, that's just silly.

Cheers
-Falcatarius


IMO looking down on any technique is pure ignorance, any technique can be applied to almost any genra of music.
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#18
IMO looking down on any technique is pure ignorance, any technique can be applied to almost any genra of music.


Precisely.
#19
Quote by Neon Knight
IMO looking down on any technique is pure ignorance, any technique can be applied to almost any genra of music.



... But shred sucks!
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#20
Jesus if someone raggs you out because of the way you pick, they've got problems. To be honest, if I were a teacher, I'd be concerned that my student couldn't alternate pick, it's extremely limiting NOT to do it.