Alternate picking, guitar

When you play guitar with a pick try to hold the pick as close to its edge as you can and have it resting between your thumb and first finger

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How to hold

this is the best way to control your picking for fluent picking its also good positioning for harmonics which are advanced pitch notes, basically you strike the note with your pick followed quickly with your thumb, you may find yourself doing this without trying it sounds very cool especially on a distored electric guitar, when you play riffs, scales or arpeggio (picking the single notes within a chord) you dont just want to pick in a down stroke this makes playing slower, less fluent and is simply incorrect, you must alternate your picking …  down, up, down, up, keeping your movements tight and fluent, it helps if you count 1, 2, 3, 4,  1, 2, 3, 4  from go you should be picking in this way so you dont pick up bad habbits.

 

 

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