Slash Lick Help?
slash48
Dec 1 2011, 03:26 AM
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Hi, I've been playing for five years and have a decent knowledge of theory, a good ear, and my strongest link is improvisation....but my technique is awful and that's what I want to fix. biggrin.gif Anyways, there's a Slash lick I've always wanted to play but have never known the right way to pick it-

My question is would it be better to alternate pick or economy pick this? Which would I be able to reach the greatest speed with? I'm more used to alternate picking than economy because I like Paul Gilbert's tone alternate picking. but something feels like this lick doesn't really work alternate picked. What do you think? If you alternate pick almost everything should you alternate pick this too even though it seems awkward?
Thanks! biggrin.gif

-Dylan

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Gabriel Leopardi
Dec 1 2011, 03:42 AM
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I would play this one with alternate picking if I would want to pick every note. If you want to add that pull of in the middle I think that it's easier with economy picking to avoid crossing strings with outside motion.

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Ben Higgins
Dec 1 2011, 02:01 PM
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It's definitely a matter of personal taste. Even if you normally use alternate picking 99% of the time, it doesn't matter if you use a slightly different approach in certain licks. It won't detract away from the technqiue you've already developed.

I usally play licks like these with an economy picking approach but it could be with alternate. I tend to go for the one that just flows better smile.gif

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Gabriel Leopardi
Dec 1 2011, 02:57 PM
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yeah, I agree with Ben but I think that if you are in a "practising" period you could practice both ways.

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