Introduction to Alternate Picking
Picking • 9m 12s
While flashy licks only scratch the surface, the fundamental idea of playing fast and clean alternate picking runs is something that will both improve your musicianship and strengthen your chops.
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Alternate Picking Examples
How to Practice These Exercises, thanks to DeftDigits Guitar Lessons:
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