#1
I alternate pick all the time when i'm not playing chords. even if it's really slow stufff....like modest mouse's softer songs or anything remotely slow, if it's two notes on the same string, i always alternate-pick them.

is this bad?
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#2
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I alternate pick all the time when i'm not playing chords. even if it's really slow stufff....like modest mouse's softer songs or anything remotely slow, if it's two notes on the same string, i always alternate-pick them.

is this bad?


not at all. Alternate picking is what your supposed to do, always, but nobody ever does. Doing it now and making it a habit when your just starting(I'm assuming you resently started) will really increse your speed fast. Just don't get out of it.
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#3
Funny thing, I started with alternate picking, which is kinda bad because I have a hard time doing songs like Hangar 18 and last caress (mostly downstrokes)
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#4
nah i started a year ago (exactly today, huh) and i taught myself, never had a lesson prolly never will. but my friends all single-pick either up or down when they play things slowly or on the same string. i know a guy who plays Cowboys from Hell with single downstrokes and i'm like "WTF?"
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#5
Alternate Picking = Good
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#6
alternate picking is generally considered correct technique it promotes speed and fluency (fancy way of saying accuracy lol) but you dont have to do it all the time, it depends on the song really (most people i know play master of puppets down stroked for example) and how you comfy doing it so long as you dont break the songs flow ,,, if that made sense
#7
That's perfectly fine, don't worry about it.
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