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Alternate Picking Series

Overview:

In this series you start with basic alternate picking technique and work through exercises until you can use it to play scales.  After that alternate picking as it can be applied to rhythm playing is demonstrated.   Each segment prepares you for the next.  The series progresses as follows:

Part 1 – Covers the technique and concept of alternate picking, the mechanics of what you need to do to build fluency with alternate picking.

Part 2 – Focuses on string crossing, the part of alternate picking that new learners find most challenging and gives tips on how to approach it.

Part 3 – Shows how to alternate pick scales that have 2 notes on each string.  The E minor pentatonic scale is used as an example.

Part 4 – Shows how to alternate pick scales that have 3 notes on each string.  The C major scales staring on the 8th fret, ascending then descending in a higher position is used as an example.

Part 5 – Teaches how to use alternate picking as it can be applied to rhythm playing for rock and metal styles.  Covers several different rhythm variations.

Part 1 – Concept

Part 2 -String Crossing

Part 3 -Picking 2 Note
Per String Scales


Part 4 – Picking 3 Note
Per String scales


Part 5 – Rhythms