Alternate Picking (Part 1)

Although some basslines can be played using downstrokes only, many will be too fast, or too complex for this to be effective. For this reason, the most efficient way to use a plectrum is to employ downstrokes and upstrokes. This is a technique that you should be comfortable using on all four strings, so in this course we will begin looking at some simple exercises that will enable you to practice this effectively.

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This course is 37 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: