EXAMPLE 9 FAST ALTERNATE PICKING STYLE
While not widely revered for his fast playing, Carlos is no slouch when it comes to playing 16th notes, especially at quite brisk tempos such as this. He uses alternate picking when playing fast lines so make sure you stick to the picking patterns indicated. The flurry of 32nd notes in bar 6 is typical of his more frenetic moments, so you may want to slow this down first! Notice how the four-note groupings in bar 7 are shifted onto the off beat in the following bar by repeating the first two notes of the pattern; a effective soloing tool when playing 16th phrasing.