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FilipofCroatia
post Nov 15 2009, 03:01 PM
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Hello

I started of playing guitar without much prior reading. Consequently i decided it would be wise to read up on techniques i would be employing.

Wikipedia's explaination of alternate picking states that when doing alternate picking it should be a strict up/down pattern

Now i been getting to grips with that and advancing quite well etc...

One tune that i always wanted to play well was Crossroads by Clapton, i practice this song using a tab and alternate picking...

I came across this youtube link where the guy (later part of vid) goes through the picking hand to show his strum patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0Jkf-7Iwc

Why is it that this tune is done mostyl with downstrokes?

Is there a particular time to use alternate picking? Whats the deal, can anybody enlighten me please

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post Nov 15 2009, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (FilipofCroatia @ Nov 15 2009, 03:01 PM) *
Hello

I started of playing guitar without much prior reading. Consequently i decided it would be wise to read up on techniques i would be employing.

Wikipedia's explaination of alternate picking states that when doing alternate picking it should be a strict up/down pattern

Now i been getting to grips with that and advancing quite well etc...

One tune that i always wanted to play well was Crossroads by Clapton, i practice this song using a tab and alternate picking...

I came across this youtube link where the guy (later part of vid) goes through the picking hand to show his strum patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0Jkf-7Iwc

Why is it that this tune is done mostyl with downstrokes?

Is there a particular time to use alternate picking? Whats the deal, can anybody enlighten me please

F

yes there is a certain time to do it . most of the time it is refering to shred soloing. check out some lessons here on the subject and you will get a better idea
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post Nov 15 2009, 03:25 PM
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Down picking, alternate picking and economy picking all sounds slightly different, so should be used to achieve the sound You want in certain situation.


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post Nov 15 2009, 05:43 PM
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Sometimes alternative picking doesnt make sense technically, when skipping strings

The economy picking (i just googled it) combined with alternate picking should make things easier

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post Nov 15 2009, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE (FilipofCroatia @ Nov 15 2009, 04:43 PM) *
The economy picking (i just googled it) combined with alternate picking should make things easier

Sometimes is easier to economy pick things but I think you should learn both. There are situations where you're going to need strict AP especially for faster stuff and shredding.


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post Nov 16 2009, 12:50 AM
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As Emir said, both techniques are important. Having a good picking technique, and flow when changing strings in various situations is essential for becoming a good player, so I advise that you work on both of them. AP is more straighforward, but both can be very complex, because there are so many combinations when changing strings and direction of the pick.


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post Nov 16 2009, 11:40 AM
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How would you guys strum this famous clapton style riff, say beggining with a downstroke on the first note....

Just out of interest biggrin.gif (around 128 bpm )

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--|----------------------------|
-|---------5b----7h5----5b--5-|
-|----5-7-----7------7--------|
-|--7-------------------------|
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-------------5---------------|-----------------------|
-----------5---8h5---5-------|---------5-------------|
--7~---5h6---------7---5h6---|-----5h6---------------|
-----------------------------|--7--7-----------------|
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