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post Aug 24 2012, 03:49 PM
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I'm working on a lesson with legato and Alt picking.

I'm finding the there are parts where I don't necessarily need to pick the note when I change string but I need to on the same string if the direction of the notes change.

Is this the root to bad technique or is it a case of pick where you have to?

Here is the part of the lick showing where I pick





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post Aug 24 2012, 05:33 PM
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You could play this exercises without picking any note, and it would be ok. You can also pick the notes that you marked. Both ways would sound and feel different so I think that you should master the two possibilities.


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post Aug 24 2012, 07:23 PM
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I would pick it in the same places as you except for one place which is the fourth circled note. I would slide to that note from the 4th fret and not pick again until that note on the 5th fret (the very last one). No, it's not bad habit at all, it's good smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2012, 07:28 PM
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Legato!!!! mad.gif


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post Aug 24 2012, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (gregc1 @ Aug 24 2012, 07:28 PM) *
Legato!!!! mad.gif


I never knew a guitar technique could become a swear word ! laugh.gif


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post Aug 24 2012, 07:50 PM
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I find the quality of the note decreases dramatically when I'm relying on the slide at that particular point, I'll practice maybe using more pressure and see if that helps


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post Aug 24 2012, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Aug 24 2012, 07:50 PM) *
I find the quality of the note decreases dramatically when I'm relying on the slide at that particular point, I'll practice maybe using more pressure and see if that helps


Yeah, you can do it homie... put on a Rocky training montage and then get to work ! smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2012, 08:43 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 24 2012, 06:47 PM) *
I never knew a guitar technique could become a swear word ! laugh.gif


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post Aug 25 2012, 01:48 AM
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QUOTE (gregc1 @ Aug 24 2012, 08:43 PM) *
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post Aug 27 2012, 12:29 PM
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It is not a bad technique at all! It is one possible way to play such a lick, the question is: how do you want it to sound. You can play it picking every single note and here you can even chose between alternate picking or economy picking, you can use hammer ons/pull offs every now and then, you can use slides, you can not pick a single note and play everything legato... it is only a question of how you want it to sound like. All those techniques are good ones, there is no bad choice, they all will result in different sounds, thats it.


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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Aug 25 2012, 01:48 AM) *
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post Aug 29 2012, 09:16 PM
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Some great responses! Yeah, I'd say try it several ways depending on what you are working on. Picking every note is a different workout than picking none, or some. Try it each way and it will work different things.


Then of course, try it using your left hand only, then thumbless and once behind your head and BINGO!

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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Aug 24 2012, 10:49 AM) *
I'm working on a lesson with legato and Alt picking.

I'm finding the there are parts where I don't necessarily need to pick the note when I change string but I need to on the same string if the direction of the notes change.

Is this the root to bad technique or is it a case of pick where you have to?

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post Aug 30 2012, 04:42 AM
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I had legato day! mad.gif
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As Gabriel said, it's better to master this two possibilities!


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