PLEASE WATCH VIDEO ABOVE FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS:
This is a response and explanation to the Youtube “Shorts” video I posted employing Al Di Meola’s wide intervallic string skipping right hand guitar technique.
The first part of the pattern is:
Down Down Up Up Up Down
But, why pick like this?
Surely, just stick to strict alternate picking?
In theory yes: But in practice there is a chance with alternate picking that open strings will get plucked/struck by mistake due to the down stroke.
The Upstroke means that this is cancelled out: [please see video above]
The next part employs:
Down Down Up:
Also notice the change in rhythm from 3/4 to 6/8. This is a simple concept that works really well with wide intervallic playing and composing.
BOTH PARTS: 3/4 and 6/8 Rhythmic Feel
Finally we finish with the “Down Down Up” pattern again.
Also an up-beat works well with this sort of playing: Here I pluck the low open E.
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