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Improving Picking

Here’s an exercise I’ve come up with which has helped me really improve my alternate picking. I think the ‘go-to’ exercise for alternate picking is to raz up and down the chromatic scale a few times at a fast tempo, but this doesn’t address all of the challenges alternate picking can present. 110 more words

Andy Little

Quick Lick - Alternate Picking Single String Run 2

A quick alternate picked run for you here. It’s in A minor and moves through all the positions on the high E string. Enjoy!

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Guitar Lesson

Alternate Picking - Ascending Three Note Per String Video Lick

A bad-ass lick using the A minor scale and two strings. It ascends a full octave and is a good way of practicing lateral movement with alternate picking. 26 more words


Week 14 - Speeding up

Hi! Last week I raise my tempo in Alternate Picking and Economy&Sweep Picking. I feel quite comfortable playing it at 58 and 54 bpm (6 npb).  43 more words


Alternate Picking - Part 1

Alternate picking is a good technique for building speed and accuracy. If you ever just want to impress the masses with a blaze of speed, then using the tried and tested “down up down up” picking pattern is the way to go for many people. 411 more words

Guitar Lesson

Week 12 - Doing it WRONG!

Hi! Last week I watched some videos and read some articles about legato technique and I realized I was doing it WRONG ;D

To play legato you must put your… 104 more words


Week 10 - Making progress

Hi! 10 weeks have passed and I’m still sitting in this project so it’s my little success ;D Another success is that during that time I have only few days when I didn’t/couldn’t practise. 50 more words