# Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 112

Todd Simpson

## LESSON #112 - (Lesson #12 Redux) Sliding patterns and alternate picking

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.

HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY.

-Stacked Expanders for picking emphasis.

Last time during our chat we came up with an impromptu lesson that broke down the basics of "Double Picking" (picking each note of a pattern/scale twice). And everyone got it! So I"ve made a couple of quick bits to canonize the event. It makes the whole thing seem way easy!

THE SECRET: The secret to double picking is to separate your hands in your mind and start your right hand picking just at a constant speed. To this point, we are going to pick without moving our left hand. Just bar the notes in this example.

DOUBLE PICK DEMO

Very simple and now your double picking! You know what it means and you know how to do it! Congrats

Now let's add one simple finger motion and your "Double Picking" a shape.

That's all there is to it Now let's add a SLIDE to our Alternate Picking work and then, Double, then TRIPLE PICK IT!

SLIDING ALTERNATE PICKING

FIrst up! Single String, Minor Pattern, Alternate Picked. (Alternate Each Pick Strike!) Let's

-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

DOUBLE PICKING

Let's DOUBLE PICK this same pattern.

-Double Pick
-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

TRIPLE PICKING

Let's TRIPLE PICK this same pattern. Just pick each note three times, as it's tabbed.

-Double Pick
-Try it on different Strings
-Palm Mute it

BONUS BIT

Let's REVERSE DIRECTIONS!