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Kalidia
post Aug 2 2011, 06:44 PM
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Hi everyone!
I'm learning alternate picking from zero and i would appreciate some feedback, i'm frighten of making mistakes! I've make this video of me playing a short piece of a lesson of Pavel repeated twice, i used a metronome but for some reason this can't be heard in the video. My major concern is the right hand, i've always used it in the wrong way and now it's very tough! by the way i'm practising daily.

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post Aug 2 2011, 09:15 PM
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There is nothing wrong with your technique as far as I can see, just keep on practicing, everything will come into place! smile.gif

On a side note, in time you will see that your picking hand will tend to do less motion (up&down), so try to economize that movement a bit, it will pay out when starting to play on faster tempos. So try to keep the motion at minimum. Do this when practicing on slow tempos, so you get an idea. But, it's just on a side note, as I say things will come into place after a while! smile.gif


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post Aug 3 2011, 07:02 AM
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My major concern is the right hand, i've always used it in the wrong way and now it's very tough!


Your technique looks pretty good, but why did you say it's very tough? Are you fighting pick resistances, find it moving around, not feeling natural, etc? These could be issues. Could you describe in futher detail any problems?


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post Aug 3 2011, 10:54 AM
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It's tough because i've been playing guitar for a long time without using my wrist, or using it a little. So now i have to get my wrist used to the movement, but there aren't any another particular problems smile.gif

I'm happy i'm finally on the right way even, as you can see, "it's a long way to the top" smile.gif thank you both
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post Aug 3 2011, 03:26 PM
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it looks great to me. At this tempo your technique is great, maybe show us a video at a higher tempo?


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It's ok as everybody said! but pay attention to what Ivan said about the motion to economize the movement. It will help in the future when you play at faster tempos. Keep on working hard! smile.gif


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post Aug 3 2011, 07:43 PM
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I'll keep in mind the advice of economize the movement smile.gif I'm practicing daily eight note at 100-116 bmp and i'm trying to push the metronome slowly up..

This is the same piece played faster( 96 bmp sixteen notes) as daniel request, just to get an idea how is my technique now smile.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP5EITChD6M
I don't feel confortable at this speed yet and i think i'm not perfectly on time O_o By the way i'm keeping practicing at lower tempo smile.gif
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post Aug 3 2011, 08:04 PM
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Your moving the wrist up and down in the first vid, if you place it in a position where you can rotate the wrist to reach all the strings then you can leave it there if that's more comfortable and faster. For fast playing the wrist movement itself is to get it as minmum as possible and keep the thumb locked straight at speed. Make sure your not angling the pick up or down as this will add resistance to the other direction, but really choke up on the tip of the pick and use less surface area. You can rotate forward for a better attack angle.

With a thick pointed pick just practice grazing the string up and down (don't dig down to much into it) without the use of the fretboard hand, then sync both hands up. Then either alternative or eco pick across two strings (keeping the timing the same), finally multiple strings and string skipping. It should come natural over time, just keep an eye on it at first and make sure it doesn't slip back into any bad habits, then ignore it and stay comfortable and relaxed at all times. If your not, stop, shake it out, start again.

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post Aug 4 2011, 11:39 AM
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Aaron (Azzaboi) gave you very detailed adivices which are good to follow! Just lower the tempo a bit and find the maximum speed where you can pick as relaxed as possible smile.gif take it from there, adding 5 units and trying to stay relaxed and with both hands synchronized. Give it time though, because it won't come over night smile.gif


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post Aug 4 2011, 10:16 PM
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Thanks everybody smile.gif i'll post a video again next months \m/
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