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post Jul 16 2009, 07:40 AM
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I play outside string shifts at about half the speed of inside shifts and I noticed that i tend to naturally economy pick but I dont possess the speed i want. Should i just slow way down and really focus on these outside shifts or keep my natural style and determine how to get more speed out of it?

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post Jul 16 2009, 02:24 PM
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im by no means expert, but had the same problem of using economy picking instead of outside picking but i decided with the advice of some students and instructors here at gmc to drop that habbit, alternate picking is just more fluent and even for most of the things we play and economy is easier for slow and middle speeds but alternate because of the predictabillity is much better when you start going faster and faster, my advice to you is to use mainly alternate and practice your outside string shifts slowly, bellieve its hard but i think in 2 weeks in which you make yourself only play alternate youll see its much more natural


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Muris Varajic
post Jul 16 2009, 02:30 PM
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Try more to master alternate picking better
but no need to quit on economy,
both ways are good and useful depending on situation.


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post Jul 16 2009, 06:18 PM
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All combinations should be exercised equally for optimal results, but of course it is up to you how you will build your picking technique range. If you feel that you should focus more in outside shifts, then do it - it can only do you good man.


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post Jul 16 2009, 07:03 PM
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Try THIS, very related to your issue. smile.gif


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post Jul 17 2009, 01:08 PM
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If economy is slowing you down try alternate picking for a change. Either way I think you should practice all techniques and have a choice when you play certain runs wink.gif


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