View Full Version : ALTERNATE PICKING
06-04-2001, 03:01 PM
Please explain to me what is alternate picking?
06-04-2001, 09:42 PM
When playing a cord, G for example is strumed you hit the low bass note then strum then the 3rd string from the top then strum the cord again and keep that up til you can keep a good rythm with what you are playing. It is a technique for rythm guitar to kind of spice up there cords a little. I hope I have answered your question and if I have not then maybe someone with a little more inteligence will better answer your question.
06-05-2001, 02:53 AM
Umm, while that is indeed alternate picking, it is not really the main use I don't think. Alternate picking is simply changing direction of picking for each note played, even when skipping strings. Alternate picking is used for speed and accuracy, as well as tone, as it creates even tone throughout single note solos. Sweep picking is the different type of picking, in which you pick in the same direction between strings, so that you can get fluid arpeggios.
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