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Economy Picking I

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Adin Shepherd

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Nov 11, 2019
Melbourne, Australia
What's the difference between economy picking and alternate picking?

Alternate picking uses a strict up, down, up, down motion where economy picking will include up strokes or down strokes in one continuous motion, normally when switching strings, like mini sweeps. You will see it in the Etude video (the slowest run), as Syn switches strings he keeps the downward pick motion from the previous string into the new one (and the upward motion when descending).

As a general rule of thumb, odd numbered note groupings lend themselves better to economy picking, whis is probably why 3 notes per string scales are so popular among shredders.

Hope that makes sense.
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