Tech­nique Fo­cus

Pick­ing primer

Guitar Techniques - - Play: Rock -

In ad­di­tion to the main tran­scrip­tion, I’ve pro­vided three ex­er­cises (p40) that will give you a good foun­da­tion and pro­vide some fur­ther chal­lenges to John’s dou­ble pick­ing tech­nique. One of the big­gest dif­fi­cul­ties for any repet­i­tive al­ter­nate pick­ing is con­sis­tency of tim­ing and tech­nique. These tend to go hand in hand of course, so any in­ac­cu­ra­cies, par­tic­u­larly in the pick­ing, of­ten re­sult in a lack of co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the two hands. Ac­cu­racy from the pick­ing hand is cru­cial, so it’s im­por­tant to al­ways know ‘where you are’ in any se­quence or phrase, rather than sim­ply aim­ing for lots of speed. It of­ten helps to add pick­ing ac­cents (try ex­per­i­ment­ing with strong and weak beats) as well as fool­ing the brain by us­ing odd num­ber se­quences (Ex­er­cise 3).

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