#1
I was watching a guitar DVD I got and he does some string skipping arpeggio type things, and he was very specific about the up and down strokes in the pattern. I have some trouble doing them the exact way he does, but I can do them perfectly with my own up/down patterns. How important is it to adhere to strict "upstroke this note, downstroke this" type guidelines? Is it bad if I just do it my way and it sounds good? I don't want to develop bad habits.
#2
honestly to me, as long as you have your own technique for doing it and it sounds GOOD.. then i see no problem with doing it. I made up my own patterns and techniques for picking and theyve been working for me.
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#3
yea, whatever feels comfortable and sounds good. but there are exceptions, such as how you pick (most people understand that it is better to use the wrist rather than the arm/elbow)
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#4
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honestly to me, as long as you have your own technique for doing it and it sounds GOOD.. then i see no problem with doing it. I made up my own patterns and techniques for picking and theyve been working for me.



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#5
Quote by vIsIbleNoIsE
yea, whatever feels comfortable and sounds good. but there are exceptions, such as how you pick (most people understand that it is better to use the wrist rather than the arm/elbow)

right but i'm talking about strictly alternate, like upstroking and downstroking in an exact pattern vs just doing what feels right. I make sure my hand technique is good. thanks for the input guys.
#6
Many great players have unorthodox picking techniques. Michael Angelo (say what you want about his music, the man is pretty much the closest thing around to a technically perfect guitarist) and Steve Morse both adapted picking techniques that felt comfortable to them that would be considered "wrong" because they were unothodox. However, they both realized that they needed to use the technique their hands naturally used to play fast.
#7
if you followed the instructions you will do it right ( but it will take some time) and then you will become really faster than doing it your own way... and im saying this based on what i suffered in sweep picking and good luck