Ok, this is something I came up with a couple nights ago, and already I'm seeing a huge improvement in my picking technique. Basically, most of your alternate picking drills focus on repeating several pickstrokes on a single string before moving onto the next one, which is good for focusing on building a smooth and even pick stroke along a single string, but isn't as challanging as it could be when it comes to crossing strings. Here, you're alternate picking one note per string. It's a very Steve Morse sort of exersize, I guess. You COULD just do random shapes, but it sounds way more musical if you do it through the circle of 5ths. Try it with a bit of overdrive and a light palm mute: And, just for kicks, here's a really sloppy mp3: [MEDIA]http://www.drewpeterson.org/lessons/arpeggio picking drill/audio.mp3[/MEDIA] It's a cool picking drill that works a part of your picking technique that you normally don't see isolated in picking drills, and even over the last week I've noticed a HUGE change in my picking hand's control. Give it a shot.