Silverstein - Giving Up Picking
Papakautis
Feb 24 2008, 07:56 PM
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Im not sure where this would fit in so I posted it here
my question is: would you use ultimate picking when playing this? cause im very comfortable with picking down only


E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
||----------0------0----|---------0------0----|
||----------------------|-----------------------|
||--------0--0-------0-|-------0---0------0--|
||-----10-------10-----|----10-------10-----|
||--8------------------|---8------------------|
||----------------------|----------------------|


(Amadd4)
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
|------------------|--------------------||
|-------8-----8---|--------8-----8----||
|-----5---5-----5-|-----5---5-----5--||
|---7-------7-----|---7--------7------||
|-0---------------|-0------------------||
|------------------|--------------------||

thanks

edit: oops as u can see the E's are not where they should be but theyre still all eighth notes smile.gif

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Feb 25 2008, 01:42 AM
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If you are comfortable with playing it only downstrokes, then go for it.

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Feb 25 2008, 03:04 PM
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i checked out the song- id probably play "alternate" picking (though ultimate picking does sound super awesome)

if you feel confortable with downstrokes only then do that- but remember that if you cant play it alternate then maybe it'd be worth practising for the sake of improving your technique. But ofcourse it is your decision- play how it feels good to you.

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Feb 25 2008, 09:25 PM
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hmm now im getting confused - whats the difference between ultimate picking and alternate picking? im pretty sure that ultimate picking is up down up down all the way but ive always thought that alternate picking is the same thing with another name ohmy.gif

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Feb 26 2008, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE (Papakautis @ Feb 25 2008, 12:25 PM) *
hmm now im getting confused - whats the difference between ultimate picking and alternate picking? im pretty sure that ultimate picking is up down up down all the way but ive always thought that alternate picking is the same thing with another name ohmy.gif



Ya, alternate picking is just a steady up down up down motion. Not to be confused with economy picking, which I believe, is using a downstroke to travel below the string your currently on, and an upstroke to travel above your current string. I could be wrong but, there are plenty of lessons on both.

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QUOTE (Papakautis @ Feb 25 2008, 02:25 PM) *
hmm now im getting confused - whats the difference between ultimate picking and alternate picking? im pretty sure that ultimate picking is up down up down all the way but ive always thought that alternate picking is the same thing with another name ohmy.gif

He was joking. As far as I know there is no such thing as "ultimate picking", it's just the word "alternate picking" misheard.

No worries though. Many people confuse the word "alternate" picking with "alternative" picking (when alternative picking is actually just another word used by some major players for the economy picking technique). On top of that, economy picking is often just called sweep picking.

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Feb 27 2008, 03:26 PM
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oh okay thanks for your answers smile.gif

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