EXAMPLE5 one note strinG shift
This exercise introduces the age-old stumbling block of alternate picking: string crossing. As you cross to the third string, the preceding down-pick and following up-pick both need to travel further in order to pick the third string and then to move back ready to sound the fourth string. Start this exercise well below tempo so you can really focus on playing with minimal pick movement. Now try it again starting on an ‘up’ pick.