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Chris
post Feb 11 2007, 11:54 PM
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iv been working on my alternate picking for a bit now...but im not sure whether your meant to angle your pick down towards the ground whilst picking upwards, and angling your pick up towards you when picking downwards ..or keep your pick straight and just go up and down.....if any one understands wat im on about, cud they giv me som advice please???


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post Feb 12 2007, 02:31 AM
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QUOTE (Chris @ Feb 11 2007, 05:54 PM) *
iv been working on my alternate picking for a bit now...but im not sure whether your meant to angle your pick down towards the ground whilst picking upwards, and angling your pick up towards you when picking downwards ..or keep your pick straight and just go up and down.....if any one understands wat im on about, cud they giv me som advice please???


Not that I'm an expert but ... the way you initially describe angling the pick sounds like sweep picking. For alternate picking you keep the pick kind of flat and move up and down against the strings with a wrist movement. In fact you need to twist the pick a little (as opposed to angling it) so it cuts the string at an angle - its hard to explain in words, but Kris goes through this part a lot of detail in his speed picking basics video here - I suggest you have a look at that.


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 12 2007, 01:31 AM) *
Not that I'm an expert but ... the way you initially describe angling the pick sounds like sweep picking. For alternate picking you keep the pick kind of flat and move up and down against the strings with a wrist movement. In fact you need to twist the pick a little (as opposed to angling it) so it cuts the string at an angle - its hard to explain in words, but Kris goes through this part a lot of detail in his speed picking basics video here - I suggest you have a look at that.


thanks. i didnt think it qud go into so much useful detail smile.gif !!!!!!

omg . im so happy now...just wit holding my pic the way kris says iv like doubled my speed !!!!!!!!! and very small movements!!!!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2007, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE (Chris @ Feb 12 2007, 05:31 AM) *
thanks. i didnt think it qud go into so much useful detail smile.gif !!!!!!

omg . im so happy now...just wit holding my pic the way kris says iv like doubled my speed !!!!!!!!! and very small movements!!!!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif


There you go - Kris is a pretty good teacher smile.gif


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