Introduction to Economy Picking – Lesson 77

About Introduction to Economy Picking – Lesson 77

Level: Advanced

Introduction to Economy Picking – Lesson 77

In this lesson we introduce basic economy picking. The secret to shredding!

Syn’s Tips

I love this technique SO much!

The irony of this technique is that even though it is pretty difficult to play, it’s a lot easier for beginner players to adopt than more advanced players. The reason for this is that it takes over about 90% of your Alternative picking duties if you really buy into this technique like I have. So if you have been using primarily Alternate picking for many years like I had when I decided to pursue Economy or Eco picking, you have to completely rennovate your entire approach to playing which involves the most dreaded thing you can do in music, UN-learning!

Now, I am certainly NOT saying that Alternate picking is a bad habit, quite the contrary, it is still a MUCH NEEDED part of my playing!

What I AM saying is that the earlier you start the process of making Eco picking as comfortable a technique as any of the other ones, the much better off you will be. In my humble opinion, you just simply cannot achieve the great speed and fluid sound of Economy picking any other way!

Feel free to debate this in the "Lesson Comments" section below. I’d love to hear Any and All opinions, demonstrations, and questions regarding my favorite technique, Economy Picking.

Lesson Comments

Jesús David Rincón Puche
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Jesús David Rincón Puche Eco picking is, indeed, a hard technique to approach when you've been using alternate picking for years hahaha. Not to fond of it, but it will come handy (speacilly learning an A7X song or something really weird)
Blake Morgan
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Blake Morgan Haha... "Dare I say legato" lmao. Been looking around the site and I just gotta say great work, came here to try to get myself out of a rut and it seems like theres plenty to do, might even go brush up on some basics. May I say again, great work to the both of you. Much love.
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Thank you, Blake! Welcome!
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