#1
I'm practicing alternate picking using the guitar pro tab from Intense Rock and I simply CAN'T go along with the flow of the metronome. Here are the tabs:

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^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v


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^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v

It's three notes per beat and I still can't get it at 40 bpm . What is teh problem?! I have no trouble playing 1-2-3 on each string/scales like that.

I've resorted to lowering the tempo ridiculously and playing all the notes per beat. Is that alright?

thanks all!
Last edited by fffplol at Jun 9, 2008,
#2
should be i found it hard to do alternate picking for ages i started off really slowly for ages and im gradually building it up
#3
Yeah there's nothing wrong with that dude.
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#4
If your playing 3 notes per beat it means your doing triplets. Make sure you can evenly space out the 3 notes in the beat to make it easier to move on to the next set of 3 and your not rushing some of the notes. And, yes building up from (what might feel like a ridiculously) slow tempo is good, its how i did it.
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#5
yes with alternate picking you will have to start off slowly. You can probably play it faster without using alternate picking atm but you will eventually be able to play it faster with alternate picking. Start off slowly and you will eventually gain speed. It will not happen over night, so don't expect it to.
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#7
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why not just economy pick it?


im having trouble synchronizing eg. 123, 123 instead of 123, 123 so I think changing picking method won't work
#8
just for the record
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^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v


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^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v