How can I improve my alternate picking accuracy?

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How can I improve my alternate picking accuracy?

If you never tried alternate picking, one simple exercise useful to get a feel is to play an open string with alternate motion: down, up, down, up, down, etcetera. Always remember to use a metronome when practicing this kind of exercises.

What is a good alternate picking speed?

Start at 60-90 BPM, and just remember: ‘down-up, down-up’. Don’t veer from these picking directions. Move onto 90-120 BPM. Now, the middle tempos are important.

Should you anchor your picking hand?

Although, at first, anchoring your picking hand in this way seems like a great idea (especially before you’ve built up the right muscles), it’s actually very bad for your technique. Restricting the movement of your hand in this way is not only detrimental to picking agility, but it also creates tension in your wrist.

Should you alternate pick all the time?

If there’s something you physically can’t do with just downstrokes, then of course you should use alternate picking, but if you have a choice of using one or the other, you should ALWAYS use your own technique / whatever feels the most comfortable for you. There is no ‘correct’ way to play guitar.

How long does it take to learn alternate picking?

About two to three months. Depends hugely on your definition of “good.” If you begin practicing with alternate picking, it’ll likely become something you do subconciously in that space of time. It take years to develop what I would call “good” alternate picking.

Is alternate picking better?

Despite some of the well-known disadvantages of the technique, some guitarists (such as Al Di Meola, Steve Morse) emphasize the near-exclusive use of alternate picking, even in situations where another technique would be easier, claiming that pure alternate picking leads to a more consistent sound and allows for …

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