#1
i need to get rid of my up-strumming like instead of like down strumming for solos and other things the only things i down strum are are like 1 fingering things or with the top 3 strings like if im playing beast and the lot i up strum all this and its to slow its a habit


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#2
Quote by HammeredSlide
i need to get rid of my up-strumming like instead of like down strumming for solos and other things the only things i down strum are are like 1 fingering things or with the top 3 strings like if im playing beast and the lot i up strum all this and its to slow its a habit


l--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------l
l---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------l
l----------------------10------------11---------------13----------------------------------------l
l---------12121212----12121212----12121212-------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------l
or like the solo or the ^
l---------------------12---------------------l l
l-----------------12-------------------------l l
l------------14------------------------------l l
l-----15-------------------------------------l l
l---------------------------------------------l (im not a good tab maker ----> l
l---------------------------------------------l

wat
Could you please re-write that so people can understand better?
#3
just practice strumming downwards
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#5
Quote by Freepower
You need to learn about "Alternate picking". All you do is practice using both up and down strokes - Paul Gilbert used to only play upstrokes and look at him now.


+1

I used to do nothing but down strokes (I was really big into Metallica and Hetfield's playing consisted of mostly down strokes) but then once I realized how limited it was, I started working on up strokes and eventually I learned alternate picking and it was like I had just opened a door to a new plateau.
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#6
If you need to practise alternate picking i recommend learning some songs by Death.
death metal may not be your thing, but damn, chuck is beast.
The song lack of comprehension has some nice alternate picking
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#8
If you're trying to just work on alternate picking, take anything by Metallica and play it with alternate picking. It won't have the same quality as it does when Hetfield downpicks it because of the dfiferences in pick attacks, but it'll definitely help with your alternate picking. Also take some slower stuff and just work on getting the motions down before you speed it up. Soon it'll become natural
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#9
Quote by fixationdarknes
^ You don't have to play death metal to learn alternate picking. Alternate picking is in just about every style of music and song out there.

I'm quite aware of that, I am only but suggesting he learns the song lack of comprehension so he can improve his alternate picking
I said nothing of death metal being the only genre with alternate picking
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#10
Learn something by Paul Gilbert, or at least look at his exercises on alternate picking.
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