Guitar Pick Hole Punch
Guitar Pick Hole Punch
How To Play Much Faster On The Guitar Using The Effective Picking Technique
Wish you could play guitar faster using effective picking technique? You won't need to look up countless guitar exercises online... you only need to make a simple adjustment to your guitar playing. Implement the following idea into your playing to easily play faster on guitar:
Whenever you ascend while playing strings on guitar (go from a heavier string to a lighter string), ALWAYS use a downstroke - regardless of the notes that came before or after what you are playing.Whenever you descend while playing strings on guitar (go from a lighter string to a heavier string), ALWAYS use an upstroke - regardless of the notes that came before or after what you are playing.
This picking concept is referred to as "directional picking". I teach this to all my guitar students to help them become fast guitar players. Many guitarists would (falsely) refer to this technique as "economy picking". However, this term is a name for a separate technique (more on this below). The point is, out of the three most common techniques for lead guitar (alternate picking, directional picking and economy picking), directional picking is the least difficult to develop and build incredible guitar speed with.
Here are four main reasons why this kind of picking is the best way for you to become a faster guitarist:If you don't use directional picking, you must use 30% more movement to play the identical notes (slowing down your picking speed drastically)As you play scales with three notes on each string it's not necessary to skip over strings (as you would need to with alternate picking). Rather than doing this, you simply move directly to the next note by picking in its direction (as described above).
Notice: to develop incredible guitar speed using this style of picking, you have to properly complete string changes with two consecutive down/up strokes and avoid a frequent mistake guitarists make when they initially use this technique. If you do it incorrectly (like most people when they begin), your guitar picking speed will not achieve its greatest potential.
The amount of time needed to build speed on guitar is reduced due to greater practice efficiency.While practicing directionaly with your picking, you are also working to improve sweep picking. By practicing sweep picking, your directional picking becomes more clean and articulate.
Of course, this doesn't mean that directional picking takes the place of any sweep picking practice you could be doing - it just means that practicing each individual technique (directional picking and sweep picking) simultaneously uses the other technique.
With this in mind, practicing exclusively with alternate picking will NOT help you master sweep picking (and sweep picking will not help you master alternate picking). So you must invest additional practice time into mastering both guitar techniques separately.This makes directional picking a great choice whenever you have little time to practice guitar and/or want to become a faster guitarist in less time.Directional picking greatly improves your picking articulation
The above headline is the opposite claim of what you hear in a lot of guitar communities and YouTube videos. What you frequently hear is that alternate picking helps you play stronger accents because downstrokes are naturally louder and that directional (or economy) picking prevents you from playing with great articulation.