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.

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Tad Logero
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Tad Logero Would it sound good if i did chromatics ( like city of evil)
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere You mean do chromatics with economy Picking? I'm not sure to be honest. Economy picking works best for any odd number of notes per string and since chromatics are usually an even number of notes per string I don'r actually think it work that good. Hope this helps
Gard-Olav Skatvedt
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Gard-Olav Skatvedt Should I adapt this into every fast solo i play? Thinking of stuff like the last solo in November rain
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere You definetely can If you want to. Not sure whether you should. But if it is a fast odd number of notes per string you can definetely benefit from economic.y picking it
Veronica Bodescu
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Veronica Bodescu I've tried a few economy picking exercises before but I didn't know that you need to avoid making it sound like triplets. I guess you always learn something new. That's a funny technique. Thanks for the tips!
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