Economy Picking I

by Danilo Capezzuto

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  • Hi, Danilo here. Welcome to my new series, "Economy picking".

    Day by day we have practiced through these basic series, now, after fingers independence, basic alternate picking and hands synchronizations, we are going to explore the basic motions of economy picking! With this technique you’ll play an upstroke if changing to a lower string, and a down stroke if changing to a higher string.

    I think this is an underestimate technique, or at least used only for super fast arpeggios, but with this technique you can play fluid scales and licks too, with the less effort possible!

    Just listen to the mighty Frank Gambale who use this technique in his playing, for the whole time!
    (Well, he is the master too, no one can match his skills!)

    As always, with a kind new technique, start slow and play with a metronome, for us (alternate picking disciples) the beginning will be a little bit tricky, but with constant practice we will be on the pinnacle in a few week (I don’t mean you’ll play like Gambale, but sure you’ll play with much more confidence! If you wanna be Gambalized, just practice a lot and with fun!).

    So, come in and start to practice this new series, read the explanation, practice these exercise 30 minutes each day, and remember, have fun with your guitars!

    I’ll promise you that after these gym series we will play everything with improved skills and confidence!

    See you next time, looking forward the second lesson about "Economy picking".

    Thanks to everybody and to GMC.
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