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post Jan 3 2010, 01:11 AM
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Started out brand new 1 year ago. With the right gear and GMC ive been able to really learn alot. But ive been having a difficult time learning:

Mute (fade in) ( repeat with alternate picking )

Ive spent hours apon hours practicing this and I cant seem to get it down. If anyone has a technique, that maybe im not aware of or something, I would greatly appreciate it.

If i spend my time learning real guitar instead of playing Rock Band, I might actually be able to ROCK OUT for real!

Untill than, I'm a guitar Newb
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post Jan 3 2010, 01:32 AM
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It is kinda tricky to get up to speed on two-string alternate picking licks, there is no shortcut to this!

I would say practice it with a metronome, stick to strict alternate picking, make sure you hit the notes clearly and not only work on this lick but also on similiar licks (there are tons of pentatonic solos with that sort of picking pattern!)

Check this solo at 0.17 for such a 2string lick:

OR in case of this Journey lick, you could fret the both strings at the 16th fret with a barre and pull of the notes - easier to do but on the record it is picking and I would recommend you do so too; it's a great exercise!


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post Jan 3 2010, 09:15 PM
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One way to really go fast is to do a pull-off on the first to notes and then pick the other two.

If you pick all the notes it's gonna be really hard to go really fast.

And sound-wise it's not noticeable at high speeds.

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