#1
When doing a slide and then moving to another string, for example:

/ = Slide

E----------9-
B-----5/8---
(I pick the 5:th fret with a downstroke)

How should the picking pattern be? Should I pretend that Im picking the note on the 8:th fret and thereby start the next string with a downstroke? Or should I just "continue" and start with an upstroke?

If it's unclear, just give me a shout.
Thanks.
Last edited by Ontropium at Feb 27, 2007,
#2
Quote by Ontropium
When doing a slide and then moving to another string, for example:

/ = Slide

E----------9-
B-----5/8---
(I pick the 5:th fret with a downstroke)

How should the picking pattern be? Should I pretend that Im picking the note on the 8:th fret and thereby start the next string with a downstroke? Or should I just "continue" and start with an upstroke?

If it's unclear, just give me a shout.
Thanks.


For true alternate picking, the 9 on the E string should be an upstroke. However, if you're not playing really fast, it doesn't really matter. You can, if you want, pick the 5 and the 8 and still slide, it'll have a different sound though. In that case the 9 will be a downstroke.
#3
Alright, thanks. Does the same thing apply to legato?

Like:
hX= hammer on the X

E---------------------7-h9-h10
B-----7-h9-h10----------------
(I start with a downstroke)

In that case, should I hit the E string with an upstroke? I have a old book where the authors states this about the same example:
"The picking hand should follow a strict pulse".
Then Im supposed to (like economy picking) start with a downstroke.

Any thoughts?

Bytheway, Im aiming towards strict alternate picking.
#4
For ME, if I'm going to play that^^ passage, I'm gonna keep my my hand moving one direction until I'm forced to change it. It's pointless to use more movement than you need to.
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