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Alternate Picking Overview – Lesson 73

Lesson by: SynGates.com

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In this lesson we discuss alternate picking techniques and its importance to your playing.
 

Ezequiel Romanko

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i cant figure out how to move the pick yet, when im going at fast speeds like 110 bpm with sixteenths, i feel a loot of tension in my forearms and biceps, i don't know what im doing wrong, or maybe its because i don't have resistence to play at that speed yet
 

Dominik Graeber

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i cant figure out how to move the pick yet, when im going at fast speeds like 110 bpm with sixteenths, i feel a loot of tension in my forearms and biceps, i don't know what im doing wrong, or maybe its because i don't have resistence to play at that speed yet
It May be because you are trying too hard to Play at high speed. I have that a Lot and for me it usually means I have to Go Back and practice whatever it is slower First. I think once you gained that Speed, muscle memory and right movement you'll fly over the Strings with ease
 

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Well my speed is really satisfying for me and i believe i play pretty fast but i think when i play fast i also move my forearm. For me this is not a problem but as he said it is not right but i dont know how to achieve the right techinch. Any help??
 

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I kind of have two ways for alternate picking:
1st: with my wrist, my palm sits in the bridge, my forearm is still. Most of my movement is with my wrist. I am not really fast wit this one
2nd: my palm does not sit on the bridge. It kind of brushes over it. Most of my movement comes from the forearm. I can get really fast with it but it doesnt feel relaxed or precise.

I don't think any of those two is correct technique. Do I need to combine them or even create a smooth transition?