Absolutely brilliant explanations - everybody should check out your spoken video at part 1! A lot of people don't realise that if they would slow down their picking - it would actually SOUND faster (and better) because of the improved accuracy.
Igues this is a good lesson for everyone! I probably can't play this at 120bpm, but maybe I could try for 100, that's cool about exercises Nice one!!
wow, i love it man, will try it
by the way, that's a cool looking (and sounding) strat, it's a hand made?
Excellent lesson Jose!
I love the explanation video Jose..... Well done.
agree that you should watch the explanation part, useful stuff
Gilbert would get scared of this man Excellent job.
Thanks man this lesson is awesome It will help me alot Great lesson!
Killer playing Jose! and amazing explanation of your approach! Good job!
Attention Aprentice Wrist mover: watch out for economy picking It's a cool technique you explain Jose, but just for the peeps starting to try it, like me, it's important to make sure you don't go and economy pick after the wrist motion
Wow, awesome licks, man!
He would be SCARIFIED!
Great, helpful lesson! Thanks
Fantastic as always Jose !
Wow. The spoken lesson is a must! The playing is awesome as always, Jose!
Great lesson Jose, great explanations.
Great to see you on the main page, Jose! Killer playing!
How! Take it easy man! awesome partner!
Jose, could you upload some BT's on 70-80-90 bpm? Would be cool
Jose, am I right when I say doing a descending run takes more wrist movement then an ascending one? I believe you have to change your wrist position on every string change with the descend, and only every three string changes onthe ascend.... Would that be true?
Absolutely awesome lesson!! And I agree with Jose, playing accurate and precise is much more important than just pure speed
Wow! An awesome lesson!
And great explanations!
Kiler lesson Jose !!
Thanks Ivan, glad you liked it
Thanks Piotr, its been a while, but I am still here
I am taking it easy, thanks for the comment
Will do, I guess with these type of lessons medium speeds are more helpful than really slow ones
You are correct, at least it happens to me if the descending run starts with a downstroke the wrist movement is much more pronounced.
Thanks Marcus, this is one point I always try to get across, whoever asks me about Alternate Picking, but it kind of doesn't make sense "Slow down and you'll sound faster", but I believe it to be true.
Thanks man, glad you find the explanations useful.
Thanks Sinisa, I enjoy your lessons a lot.
Awesome Jose, useful lesson & very well explained! Thanks
Jose, really top notch explanations! And some cool new patterns in here!
Btw - You sound a bit muddy in here, too much delay? I`m saying, because Your earlier lessons were incredibly clear at any speeds.
I hope there will be nothing serious! You crafted very great looking and sounding guitar
Thank you Jose it was really usefull.
i can say i level up xD on guitar one more lvl
keep rocking mate (y)
In this new alternate picking lesson, I wanted to give you some insight in how I developed my alternate picking.
Alternate picking requires precise movements and precise timing, both hands have to be synchronized so that the notes being played come out as clean as possible. The hardest part of alternate picking is moving over to another string while the pick position is in the opposite direction.
For example let's say your last note was an upstroke on the second string and the next note is a downstroke on the first string, as you had just finished hitting the second string with an upstroke your pick is very far away from the first string, your pick must travel twice as much and you must avoid hitting that second string again.
This lesson gives you an insight on how I managed to overcome this problem, by slightly moving my wrist to that I could jump over the strings I did not want to hit.
Things can get confusing when explaining something with words, so if confused watch the spoken video for a clearer explanation.
There is of course no right or wrong, many players don't approach alternate picking the same way I do, and after trial and error I found that this technique gave me the most precise and agressive sound I could want. Most times people think I am playing lightning fast but as shown in this lesson the metronome is only at 120 bpm.
As explained in the video this technique will slow you down, and it will seem that it will slow you down a great deal however hopefully it will do the same thing it did for me, help you achieve a more defined, accurate and agressive sound than before.
Before you start learning this lesson, take a look at your alternate picking technique and figure out what you are doing and if this is right for you, sometimes you will improve your technique overnight simply by looking a little closer and analyzing what are the problem areas.
Enjoy the lesson and good luck!