#1
Hey Im trying to learn some As I Lay Dying songs such as Confined and Nothing Left but I cant downpick them at all. Is it bad guitar habit or just plain wrong to alternate pick songs such as these?
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#2
Imo, you can almost never go wrong with Alternate picking.
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#4
Alt. picking is best, but downward picking does have a certain sound lots of players like. I'd get good at both.
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#8
alternate picking is awesome but there are some songs which are actually all downpicked (hardcoremetal stuff mostly)
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#9
sometimes is good to downpick.. sometimes is good to alternate..
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Alt. picking is best, but downward picking does have a certain sound lots of players like. I'd get good at both.


+1

Like Metallica, for example. Alt. picking "Master of Puppets" doesn't sound BAD, but it certainly sounds a little chunkier if you use all downstrokes.


But, like you said, just get good at both.
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#13
Playing low heavy riffage you should downpick if possible, but if you can't alternate works fine, for example the master of puppets riffs are supposed to be all downpicked, but I alternate pick them.