economy picking

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  1. cruxtable
    Member

    i've been thinking a lot about my picking technique lately because it's been causing a lot of problems. the problem is:

    i can economy pick naturally going from high strings to low strings, but going from low to high i have problems, and my tendency is to alternate pick. i think that's backwards from most people. i want to be able to economy pick going down the strings more naturally and accurately so i can play faster and cleaner, and i could spend more time with the metronome, but it's tedious sitting in front of the metronome playing scales and i'm not sure if it's really helping.

    any thoughts?

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  2. You should be creative while you pratice scales and arpegios, i have fun with my metronome :)
    pratice you playing not your pratice!
    Namaste

  3. Sandemose
    Member

    Im with Goncalo.Monteiro: I wouldnt mind that much about whatever technique Im using. I would rather play stuff at low tempos, or slower phrases over whatever tempo and just search for touch, tone and control. Set up some rules/concepts perhaps. You have to start the phrase on the B-string and ascend to the E-string. The next phrase have to start on the G-string and ascend to the E-string via the B-string, then start on the D-string the same thing. I would only play, as if I was playing with someone else, until it comes naturally.

    Best of luck!

    Sandemose


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