Alternate Picking info

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Varunendra, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    Hello IGTianz,
    Well i am not really a beginner but ive been playing all my scales and tabs so far (1 year and quarter) using downward oneway picking.I came to know that to play solos n stuff u need to know alternate picking.The problem now is that i can play fast downward picking but not fast alternate picking.I am practising since the past 1 week alternate picking in my scales n stuff.I just cant get the speed i got on downward picking that i shud get on alternate picking.What should i do? Continue practising alternate picking hoping to get speed or wat? Also if someone could suggest some nice exercises for alternate picking i wud be gratefull.

  2. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    ^^^^continue practicing it with ur scales and search for diff chromatic scales to practice on....dat is good for alternate pickin and ur fingers also
  3. uj_6string

    uj_6string Nickelodean Addict :D

    well....once u develop a bad habit, it is really hard to get rid of it...
    u might find the downward picking easier right now, but trust me, it is not the right wont give u the speed alternate picking does....keep practising alternate picking....whenever u practise leads, solos/licks/exercises....just make sure ur doing alternate picking....its going to take some time but soon it'll become a habit....:beer:
    dont lose hope....just keep practising....
  4. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    Thanx guyz for ur views.Ya i guess i will have to keep practising alternate picking.That bloody fade to black intro i play so well with downward strokes but once i started trying it with alternate i play it so crappily.Even the starting of ONE.
    Anyways will continue practising thanx!
  5. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

  6. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

  7. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Take conscious effort and develop alternate picking....Unless you work on this relegiously and fix it, you will soon hit a place where you cant proceed further...

  8. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    But do i have to play alternate for every solo/tabs? I mean what about songs like ONE (the starting part)? I am working on it and its really not going well.I mean now i am so used to play fast at downward picking but just cant seem to get it at alternate.I guess i will have to keep going slow.

  9. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    Dude u cant start shredding on ur first day on alternate picking. Practice REALLY slowly. Use metronome and at 60bpm or slow, practice at least 1 hr daily. U'll get way too fast than ever in just a couple o weeks. Use alternate picking even when talking to ur mom, let alone the intro for One. Pick alternately or dont pick at all.
  10. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    ^^^do u mean talk alternatively to ur mom???if u mean dat i cant c how dat will help improve his alternative picking
  11. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    I used this sentence to emphasize upon the alternate picking practice. Dont take it personal or too seriously. Thank You.
  12. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    So alternate picking is that important! Itne time tak sar kharab kiya fast hone keliye phir pata lagta hain ki galat technique use kiya.Great man great!
  13. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    @johnybravo:thank u my very smart stop chasing girls on cartoon network and jam sumtime wid me
  14. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    Ohh Mama! Sure dude, why not. Lets take our chat to PMs.
  15. har1s

    har1s <b>Untitled</b>

    u can never play those phenomenal solos with one way picking.. u gotta practice alternate picking... :) so practice practice AND practice.. :)
  16. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    Hey i got that ROCK DISCIPLINE by John Petrucci thing.Is it really that helpfull? I am practising it as much as i can lol.
  17. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    Dude can u upload it somewhere? Im looking for it too. Plz share it Thanks
  18. satch_attack

    satch_attack New Member

    johny ..u can search in torrent sites for it ..or in p2p programs like LImewire or kazaa ..actually..limewire works best and its fast too

    and regardin ur alternate pickin problem ..i suggest since ur so used to downward pickin ..alternate wil be very difficult to get unless u practice really heard...but ..]

    i suggest u learn up pickin alone ..before u were only down pickin only up pick al ur licks scales up pickin ...afta u can do this at a decent speed...alternate wil come in no time....

    normally wen u alternate pick..its the up-stroke which always remains tough practice only the up-stroke for a while ..and den get onto alternate
  19. Varunendra

    Varunendra New Member

    Will thanx will try dude.... goto [SNIP] and search for that ROCK DISCPILINE.U will get it there.
  20. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    Yea satch's advice is good. Work on ur upstroke, and then glue both methods together. Otherwise ur upstroke is gonna be weak for a long time. Work on it.

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