Down Picking Help
SamJ
Jun 8 2008, 11:08 PM
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Hey guys,

I've recently noticed that my down picking speed is really lacking a lot and needs improvement. Up until now I've been solidly practising alternate picking runs and I've never really spent time to practice down picking.

I love Metallica and James Hetfield uses down picking in many of their songs which really adds extra power and feeling. How can I practice it though? Does anyway know any cool exercises for me to work on?

I've heard that the Master of Puppets spider riff is a good one to practice down picking. Should I just start slow with the metronome and just build up speed gradually? Has anyone tried some other techniques of learning it?

Thanks in advance! smile.gif

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DeepRoots
Jun 8 2008, 11:17 PM
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Also Kai had a cool "no upstrokes allowed" lesson.

Apart from that, just practise metallica songs you like smile.gif

For me its just been playing along to sonds i like, and when i mess up- i slap myself until its right biggrin.gif lol

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Muris Varajic
Jun 8 2008, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Jun 9 2008, 12:17 AM) *
For me its just been playing along to sonds i like, and when i mess up- i slap myself until its right biggrin.gif lol


I like that laugh.gif

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