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Old 2004-06-20, 19:19
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Here's the issue: while I find fast downstroke palm muted picking rather easy, I just can't fucking alternate it well I just kinda lock-up in the middle of everything, or miss alot, like if my hand doesn't have enough space to do what it must. So, any tips, techniques, advice, whatever...?
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Old 2004-06-20, 19:37
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Old 2004-06-20, 20:28
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Old 2004-06-20, 22:55
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practise practise practise, thats the only way you'll get better
theres no real tips except to start it off slow and progress when you can get a speed that doesn't allow you to fuck up while playing
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Old 2004-06-21, 00:36
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Yeah, just keep on practicing. Get a good feel of the guitar and practice alternate picking with a metronome playing just the open 6th string. Keep on doing that and up the metronome building speed.
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Old 2004-06-21, 00:48
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I also have problems with this. If you haven't already, you might want to try using a very thin pick. For me, this realy helps, as I use a thick Jazz 3 pick for most playing.
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Old 2004-06-21, 04:37
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really? i find that the thinner the pick, the harder it is to play well quickly. all that flexibility seems to screw things up for me.. i need something that never bends so that i can just keep doing the same motion over and over. also, the very sharp point of the jazz IIIs kick ass for anything quick.
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Old 2004-06-21, 05:04
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yeah I recently found out that thicker picks - Dunlop 1.5 mm or 2.0 big stubby - are better for fast playing, in particular solo's and melodies (for rhythm it doesn't matter much). They don't bend, have a better attack on the strings and just go faster. that's how I got the hang of basic sweeps this month.
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Old 2004-06-21, 05:28
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Yeah, just keep on practicing. Get a good feel of the guitar and practice alternate picking with a metronome playing just the open 6th string. Keep on doing that and up the metronome building speed.


Yay! Someone can spell practice This calls for a brew or three
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Old 2004-06-21, 05:31
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Oh yeah. Practice playing something simple like |--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-o-0-o-0-o-o-o-o-0-o-0--| over and over and over on the low E til its fast, consistant and palm muted. But start slow. Also try and use way less forearm, a little less wrist and more finger movement while you pick. It'll enable you to pick for a long time real fast.
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Yeah, relax, don't try too hard. I use a Dunlop Jazz III and I love it.
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Old 2004-06-21, 09:45
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Yay! Someone can spell practice This calls for a brew or three
actually, practise and practice are both acceptable forms of how to spell the word, its just the region you live in. such as "color" and "colour"
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Old 2004-06-21, 12:35
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you find any reason to drink
and i find thicker picks much better too
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Old 2004-06-21, 16:40
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Jazz IIIs are the best picks ever!
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Old 2004-06-21, 22:35
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Practice= USA.
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Don't let grammatical and spelling errors bother you too much... I've rarely met more than 3 or 4 people on a single message board who either know or bother how to spell things right and compose decent sentences. It's no big deal. Or maybe that's just because I'm
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