Please watch video above for detailed analysis:
In this blog I am going to look at and answer the age old question-
“What is the one thing that players don’t do or not understand when learning alternate picking guitar technique”.
The answer to the question and the secret if there is one is to understand the “Mechanics” of alternate picking which means:
Visually and Intellectually knowing what is happening when we Cross the Strings.
Below demonstrates what is happening when crossing the guitar strings:
Fig 1: Example
You will notice the importance of coming “Up” on the upstroke-This is because we come up skip over the string before plucking down on it.
Fig 2: Example
Below is an example descending across all 6 strings:
The video at the top of the page demonstrates this in full detail:
Okay, now let’s play through a few repetitious exercises.
The first is a basic 2 string exercise: Notice the “Up skip over pluck down” when crossing the strings.
Exercise 1: Two string Alternate Picking Guitar Pattern:
Exercise 2: This time we employ string skipping to emphasise “Up skip over pluck down”.
Exercise 2: This time we emphasise this even further by employing two string skips
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