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Lordathestrings
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Lordathestrings
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12/19/2004 1:14 am
Originally Posted by: SpeckledJimalternate picking when doing a scale coming back up
[font=trebuchet ms]Maybe I don't understand what the problem is. That should be one of the easiest things for you to do, up or down the neck.

Don't sweat about starting on an upstroke or downstroke. That's determined by where your pick happens to be when you want to move into the scale. If your pick is above the first string you want to play on, you start with a downstroke. If your pick is below the first string, you start with an upstroke. Depending on how many notes you play on each string, you may find that your pick is headed in the wrong direction for moving to the next string. No biggie - make the return stroke part of the move to the next string, and nail that note as soon as you arrive.

You could drive yourself crazy trying to plan it all out in advance, but I prefer to just sail on in and play that mother![/font]
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