I´m new in GMC and also new in seriously studying guitar.
I´ve been playing guitar by myself for ten years and I suppose that I have developed a way of playing that surely has a lot of defects.
I´m practicing your "Alternate Picking - Thirds" lesson and one of those defects, I realized, is that when playing scales I use to play (when it´s possible) Downpick(D)uppick(U)Downpick(D) and I seize that I´m going down with the pick hitting down again the next string. (Going sharper).
I understand that Alternate picking suggests to hit the next string Uppick (or simply just the opposite of the note before), and that makes it, for me, harder to play, slower and noisy.
So the question is, when you change the string you´re playing, which are the benefits of this technique?
May I spend some time practicing this only just like an exercise for my fingers or my right hand or are there some times in which this technique can make me go faster or more clean or something?
Maybe the question is stupid, but I have less theorical idea about music than I should.
If this is not the suitable place to ask this kind of things, please let me know. As I said I´m pretty new here and the last thing I want is to disturb.
Thanks anyway for your answer.
PS. Incredible shredding in Dean contest. That velocity seems to be unreachable for me no matter how many years I practice.