Two String Speed/alternate Picking Alla Zakk Wylde, Help !!!
Jan 28 2008, 03:21 PM
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Joined: 2-December 07
From: Germany
Hi there GMC members and instructors,
I would like to tell you of my problem. I really love that two string alternate picking technique just as Zakk Wylde does and you can find in Pablo's heavy ballad lesson or in Gabriel's Zakk Wylde style lesson. For example:

E 15 12 15 12 15 12 15 12
B 15 12 15 12

I 've been practising this licks for weeks now with my metronome. I also checked out Chris' 101 lesson about speed/alternate picking (angle of the pick, small movements etc.) I know it is really hard to gain speed because this licks are very difficult so I've been practising with my metronome for 3-4 weeks now and I come up to 65 bpm (6 notes per beat). I am usually very patient regarding my progress. 2 bpm more than yesterday and I am satisfied as long as there is a little progress. My problem now is, that this picking really doesn't fell very comfortable to me and if I increase a little speed I dont now anymore how to hold the pick. For expample does it play a part how much your pick sticks out?, maybe it is better if there is just the tip of the pick poking out so that there is not much resistance when picking ?!?The slight picking angle didn't help me much because then it always sounded a litte muted and the upstrokes sounded different than the downstrokes.
So thanks for any suggestions, experiences, comments, tips etc.
Cya folks !!!

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