View Full Version : Economy picking

12-04-2003, 07:48 PM

I have practised the exercises in The Art of Picking 1 a few days now, and I have noticed i tend to use economy picking instead of strict alternate picking as it is adviced. I wonder, since economy picking is more natural for me, should I stick to it or should I practise alternate picking first? ( I am a beginner with 4-5 months experience)

12-04-2003, 11:14 PM
I recommend you practice both. Although i know what you mean when you say that economy picking feels a lot more natural. Most of the time i use economy picking but you will find that economy picking does not work on every kind of situation.

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On a riff like this you have no choice but to use strict alternate picking otherwise you won't be able to go as fast as you want to.
There are some very good articles on economy picking here at ibreathe just do a search, i think there is a good one by Bizarro and another one by Eric Vanderberg, i think.

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