Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 281

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #281 - Using Picking to Create Tension

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


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ALTERNATE PICKING WHILE PALM MUTING

No other technique seems to give folks as much trouble as clean alternate picking while palm muting. Let's work on this a bit as it will give your solos great range/dynamics. It creates a very percusive lead sound used by some killer players (Vai, Nuno, etc.)

-The trick is to keep your palm mute planted and pick as much as you can using the finger and thumb instead of the wrist. Many times, folks that have developed a habit of muting with their left hand have serious trouble with this. The good news is, it's easy to fix user posted image


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