Guitar – Alternate Picking

Last updated on April 6th, 2018

Use strict up down or down up picking strokes when playing scales and solos. A rule of thumb is: when picking from low to high strings, start with a downstroke (and alternate). When picking from high to low strings, start with an upstroke (and alternate. This technique makes for very precise guitar playing and is the first picking technique a guitar student should master, before moving on to other forms of picking.

Alternate Picking Technique | Most Important Guitar Picking Method

If you want to improve your sloppy, inaccurate and slow playing, work on Alternate Picking. A lot of my students want to improve their articulation and the first thing I check is their alternate picking style.

I have written a nice   Speed Exercise that employs alternate picking. You can find it on my blog site at:
Shred Guitar Speed Exercise using Alternate Picking

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