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> Economy Versus Alternate In General, And In Extreme Neo Classical, see title
post Jan 3 2009, 12:40 AM
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I have been wondering alot about the mechanics and ideology behind choosing strict alternate picking over economy picking when it comes to 3 note per string runs. I dont mean to bash on alternate picking, but why do some guitarists, such as yourself, seem to prefer strict alternate picking, even when economic picking is simpler?

In Extreme Neo Classical, I was wondering why you dont rip out the crazy 3 note per string runs, such as the one in video 1, and the long one after the diminished arpeggio descent, with economy picking?

For me, I practice alternate picking on 2 and 4 note groups, and economy on 3 note per string groups. Then, last of all, I practice 1 and 3 note per string alternate picking. Do you see any problems with this, or adivse differently? I ask you because you are, to me, literally, along with michael romeo, one of the best and most versatile guitarists I have seen. I practice almost exclusively your lessons. Thanks man,

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post Jan 3 2009, 02:54 AM
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Thanks for your kind words,it means a lot. smile.gif

The reason why I use alternate instead of economy or the other way around,
is just the result( the sound) I'm trying to get.
Economy usually sounds very smooth which is good
but to get more power in attack I go for pure alternate.

Conclusion is,try to play every possible lick using different techniques,
be able to apply them anytime without much trouble
and then it's only up to you to decide what you wanna do at certain moment.
Would be wrong to say alternate is better or economy is better
cause both ways are good and give you different effects.

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