Best way to speed pick?

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misterlutherman

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Hi there,


I am a primary fingerstyle player, and am looking into the world of faster playing. I was on Reddit and saw this video on speed picking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiDHw9iVsCo&feature=youtu.be

I've crossed referenced this video with some others on YouTube and the points the instructor makes seem legit, i.e. slanting the pick slightly, alternate picking (obviously), and practising the string skipping quite a lot.

I want to know what your experiences are with speed picking, and if you have any other tips on doing it?

#1

Hi there,


I am a primary fingerstyle player, and am looking into the world of faster playing. I was on Reddit and saw this video on speed picking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiDHw9iVsCo&feature=youtu.be

I've crossed referenced this video with some others on YouTube and the points the instructor makes seem legit, i.e. slanting the pick slightly, alternate picking (obviously), and practising the string skipping quite a lot.

I want to know what your experiences are with speed picking, and if you have any other tips on doing it?

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Hi there,

Speed picking can be tough, if you're new to guitar, but with practice you can get into it. It's super important to learn how to pick on the inside. That is, closing the distance between your pick and the strings you're trying to pick. Anders has a reallyl great lesson on it here: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27724

Another great speed picking lesson here from Mike: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27923

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

#2

Hi there,

Speed picking can be tough, if you're new to guitar, but with practice you can get into it. It's super important to learn how to pick on the inside. That is, closing the distance between your pick and the strings you're trying to pick. Anders has a reallyl great lesson on it here: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27724

Another great speed picking lesson here from Mike: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=27923

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

eddieb_isback_again

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Once you become efficient at speed picking/alternate picking, here's a great video dedicated to that subject.

https://youtu.be/CMjwmlpmT84

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Once you become efficient at speed picking/alternate picking, here's a great video dedicated to that subject.

https://youtu.be/CMjwmlpmT84

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: eddieb_isback_again

Once you become efficient at speed picking/alternate picking, here's a great video dedicated to that subject.

https://youtu.be/CMjwmlpmT84

This tutorial systematically covers learning to alternate pick for fast musical lines.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=287

The following ones in the series expand the idea.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=928

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=929

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#4

Originally Posted by: eddieb_isback_again

Once you become efficient at speed picking/alternate picking, here's a great video dedicated to that subject.

https://youtu.be/CMjwmlpmT84

This tutorial systematically covers learning to alternate pick for fast musical lines.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=287

The following ones in the series expand the idea.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=928

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=929

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory