Quick Licks #79 - Building Speed On Alternate Picking
Todd Simpson
May 11 2019, 07:55 PM
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Per a thread on Alternate Picking, I thought I'd put up a QUICK LICKS that features a strict alternate picking pattern across strings (traverse). This is a very simple pattern. 6 Notes, that's all, just 6 simple notes. The same shape on 2 strings so there is no hand shift. It allows you to focus on the picking. The key to picking FAST indeed, the


to simply NOT tense up. Tensing up is one of the worst things you can do. Notice in the video how I'm barely even using the wrist, not at all using the forearm, and above all staying relaxed. Focus on staying relaxed at low speed then speed up while focusing more on staying relaxed than on the notes. The notes are not as important as staying relaxed to be honest. You will hit a brick wall at some point playing in a TENSED fashion. Breaking through that is critical to being able to shred imho. Give these 6 notes a try!

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You are only 6 notes away from being able to shred like a mad man. The time for you to take the time to make a short vid and get some feedback is now! smile.gif

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This post has been edited by Todd Simpson: May 11 2019, 08:53 PM
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