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post Feb 28 2009, 08:23 PM
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I was wondering how you do alternate picking.

When you alternate picking the string, do you rest the side of your palm on the bridge, or do you just pick the notes freely (without the right hand touching anything.)

I hope you understand my question.

When i try to use alternate picking while resting my palm rests on the bridge, i get very accurate and fast tone, but when I when i dont it becomes the opposit.

If you say "Yes, rest your palm on the bridge"

Then my question is, should you always rest your palm on the bridge, even when your phrasing?

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post Feb 28 2009, 08:38 PM
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Umh.. Yea, I think that you should always palm mute the strings you're not playing. If that's what you mean.
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post Feb 28 2009, 08:40 PM
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QUOTE (Wabba @ Feb 28 2009, 08:38 PM) *
Umh.. Yea, I think that you should always palm mute the strings you're not playing. If that's what you mean.


I dont mean muting the strings. Im talking about the bridge, the metal piece.
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post Feb 28 2009, 10:47 PM
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Nop, I don't rest the hand on the bridge.
When I play the lower strings my hand is over the body or just in the "air" (actually the forearm is over the body resting). And when I play the higher strings the hand could be over the lower strings muting them.

Maybe if it helps you could check any of my lessons the slow takes have lots of different angles to see what's happening with the right hand.

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post Feb 28 2009, 10:51 PM
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Quite simply I roll my palm over the strings im not playing, seems to work well for me smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2009, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Feb 28 2009, 10:51 PM) *
Quite simply I roll my palm over the strings im not playing, seems to work well for me smile.gif


Yup, me too. However, this is a matter of personal preference. You can roll over the strings, you can anchor your hand on the bridge etc. But IMHO resting your hand on the strings will certainly help you a lot in your precision and in muting the stringss smile.gif

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post Feb 28 2009, 11:18 PM
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I've been working on my alternate picking the past few days. I don't rest my hand on the bridge. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ht-hand-basic1/ I've been watching that video. It seems like you already know how to alternate pick, so you don't have to watch it for that aspect of it, but you can check out his right hand technique


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That is a matter or your own choice. Playing from the air I think is the best way, though I play with my right hand on bridge. Sometimes I play almost from the air, but that's just for gypsy jazz. Playing from the air gives you stamina, your muscles are relaxed, and I think you can progress faster to faster speeds.


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I rest it on bridge almost all the time,
you should try few ways and see what works best for you. smile.gif


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Well, since you have to mute the strings with the picking hand, you always keep them a bit on the strings, never completely hovering over, but keeping it on the bridge can be good as well. Practice is all that matters. If you play 5 years, 5-6 hours per day with the hand on the bridge - it will sound awesome, so it's up to you.


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