rusty cooley, alternate picking, mab, speed pickingby Ben Higgins
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Picking exercises should be part of a practice routine for beginners and advanced guitarists.
It´s a pleasure to present to you this system that I have created to develop alternate picking. I'll be very honest, this was the best exercise for me. I started just for curiosity making combinations with the strings and the ideas began to appear, so I decided to work on it! Every guitarist should try this, it really improves the picking technique.
Here we go!
First - you need to choose one combination of six numbers, from 1 to 6. There are 720 possibilities.
This combination will be the sequence of the strings.
For exemple: 243165
This system will be divided in 4 modules.
Module 1: One note per string
Module 2: Two notes per string
Module 3: Three notes per string
Module 4: Four notes per string
Every module you will first practice only on open strings. After that, the right hand will go on the fretboard. So there are two exercises in each module.
You can schedule one hour in each module, or customize according to your time.
Have fun and make progress!
Guitar: Ibanez RG450
Strings: D Addario 0.09
Plug ins: Guitar Rig
Recording SW: Nuendo a