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telecrater  
4 Aug 2008 17:55 | Quote
Joined: 13 Jan 2008
United States
Lessons: 8
Karma: 13
I have been working on economy picking (directional Picking) and sweep picking but wanted to know how every one else approaches picking.
EMB5490  
4 Aug 2008 17:59 | Quote
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
United States
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Karma: 31
err i think every1 does all of tht not sure i understand, i alternate pick, idk wut economy pick is, i sweep in arrpregios, i fingerr pick, i upstroke and downstroke...
GRX40  
4 Aug 2008 18:11 | Quote
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 2
I try to alternate pick as much as I can, but I've gotten into the bad habit of downpicking everything which is really slowing me down. I try to finger pick somethings, but I don't really care to do it much. I don't know how to sweep.

blackholesun  
4 Aug 2008 18:13 | Quote
Joined: 04 Jan 2007
United Kingdom
Licks: 1
Karma: 11
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Economy is where you pick downwards (or upwards) twice when playing adjacent strings, kinda like two string sweeping.
Empirism  
4 Aug 2008 21:06 | Quote
Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Finland
Lessons: 4
Karma: 35
well, I am self-taught for guitar and I dont use a pick, never been confortable with it.
RelaxedDude  
4 Aug 2008 23:06 | Quote
Joined: 26 May 2008
United States
Licks: 2
Karma: 3
Yah, I was always too lazy to pick up a pick, so I taught myself to fingerpick

And now adays my fingerpicking has gotten pretty darn good =)

But my accual picking is lacking majorly
foogered  
4 Aug 2008 23:07 | Quote
Joined: 30 Apr 2008
United States
Lessons: 2
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Karma: 9
It depends on the song that I'm playing, mostly I use my fingers though.
CTown  
4 Aug 2008 23:16 | Quote
Joined: 14 Jul 2008
United States
Licks: 1
Karma: 1
There's a few songs I finger pick (REM-Everybody Hurts, Stairway, etc) but most times I use a pick. Problem is I taught myself so I just would use whatever sounds best. Like if I want a reggae sound, I upstroke.
I think I know what sweeping is, but I'm not sure (Is that where you hit three adjacent strings in one direction then come back up in the other direction?).


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