It’s Down! It’s Up! It’s Alternate Picking!

We have covered down strokes and up strokes with the pick. Allow me to introduce Alternate Picking! Alternate picking is a combination of both Down and Up picking. The first stroke will go down and the second will happen naturally as we come back up.

Go back to the finger exercises for this month. Pick each one using alternate picking. Keep resting on the next string until you have it and then gradually shorten your stroke.

You want to consciously work on shortening your stroke until you are just barely moving the pick across the strings.

Until next time…Play in the Key of YOU!

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