Economy Picking, thoughts?
Pantalaimon
Jul 10 2007, 08:04 PM
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I read a little bit on UG and such about economy picking - I don't really know that much about it other than it's just a way to combine sweeping and APing to get faster speeds and such.

I notice lots of AP lessons here but none on economy. What are everyone's thoughts on econ picking - is it even worth looking into?

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QUOTE (Pantalaimon @ Jul 10 2007, 01:04 PM) *
I read a little bit on UG and such about economy picking - I don't really know that much about it other than it's just a way to combine sweeping and APing to get faster speeds and such.

I notice lots of AP lessons here but none on economy. What are everyone's thoughts on econ picking - is it even worth looking into?



i think its worth it, because i have no idea what is. I thought economy picking was pure downward picking..... mellow.gif mellow.gif

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QUOTE (Pantalaimon @ Jul 10 2007, 09:04 PM) *
I read a little bit on UG and such about economy picking - I don't really know that much about it other than it's just a way to combine sweeping and APing to get faster speeds and such.

I notice lots of AP lessons here but none on economy. What are everyone's thoughts on econ picking - is it even worth looking into?



Economy is cool way of picking,check out Frank Gambale per example
and I'll do lesson about it in a meantime. wink.gif

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Jul 10 2007, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Jul 10 2007, 01:18 PM) *
Economy is cool way of picking,check out Frank Gambale per example
and I'll do lesson about it in a meantime. wink.gif



thanks alot muris!

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Jul 10 2007, 11:34 PM
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yeah Muris...Thanks...I had not seen this before to my knowledge (at least recognized). The end of this video shows what it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eewz4u7w2xE...ted&search=

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The subject of economy picking gets raised every so often on GMC. It seems to attract pretty strong opinions both for and against it. Some people think the action of playing two successive notes in the same direction creates an uneven and inconsistent sound when playing fast sequences. Others are of the opinion that it is a more efficient picking approach as you move more directly to a new string than with alternate picking.

My personal thoughts are if you accept the validity of both alternate picking and sweep picking in certain situations, then there's bound to be certain patterns and phrases that could benefit from an economy picking approach. I would say it's a picking technique that needs practicing just like any other. Just my $0.02 biggrin.gif

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