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Pick-Stroke Uniformity - Introduction

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Pick-Stroke Uniformity - Lick 2

Hey everyone! This month we're taking a close look at our pick-stroke. Maintaining a uniformity with regards to pick-stroke dynamics (regardless of which direction our pick strokes each string) will open many windows of opportunity to mix scalar and arpeggio sequences seemlessly.

Each exercises consists of "linear" alternate picked sequences, as well as economy-picked lines/arpeggios, all entwined into a single lick. The main focus of this exercise is to try and pick every note, regardless of technique, evenly.

The first exercise is a great way to warm up to this technique. Remember to keep a close eye on the transcription and to pick each note as notated.

Note: A great way to pay close attention to your picking dynamic is to practice without using an amplifier, or by using a clean tone.