Your weakest technique?

Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by Stealthdjentstic, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. cult-leader-of-djent

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    It would probably have to be sweep tapping. I've never really took it into depth but I want to. I don't know when I'll get around to it.

    Alt picking super simple
    sweeps simple
    shredski medium
    chords simple
    Rhythm section dependes what I play
     
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    Economy picking without a doubt. Never practiced it, never use it. If its a picked passage, straight alternate picking style for me, no matter what the passage is.
     
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    Webmaestro Ibanez Fanatic Contributor

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    YES! That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about. I have the opposite problem of what JP describes there.

    For some crazy reason, "inside" alternate picking between two adjacent strings is really easy for me, but outside is a real bugger. I feel like it wastes a lot of motion.

    Working on it though. Right now, a lot of my practice time is spent purposely doing that motion... playing a lot of 2-string triplets.
     
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    HA! Playing slow small note lead parts, for the life of me I can't understand why.. I'm ok with sweeping and quick alternate picking, but on a slow 5 note lead part my brain turns to mush and become dumbfounded..

    I start like this:

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    And end up like this

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    I'm revisiting alt. picking. For the last few years I've been playing without any strict alt. picking except in some riffs. The overall feel is conservative motion, so economy picking where that makes sense, but throwing in some outside alternate picking the deal with certain string skips or other parts that don't lend themselves to economy. What I noticed recently is that for really simple box runs I found it hard not to do economy picking, which is ok except that you lose some of the timing and pick attack sound that is desirable for those runs. I'm making sure to do some pure alt. picking now and then just so I keep that as an option.
     
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    Alternate Picking and Hybrid Picking :erk:
     
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    Rather shocked to see so many of you metalheads regard not being able to hybrid pick as a weak area. The fact you acknowledge it is what actually shocks me :lol: What I mean is it just doesn't get applied to much in a genre where it seems like picking rules the game.

    Something I feel I use well enough, I like it for getting across a lot of strings with minimal movement
     
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    Everything, I just suck at guitar but I love it anyway.
     
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    It doesnt help that I cant focus long enough to actually practice anything :lol:
     
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    Love does that too... :agreed:
     
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    Pinch harmonics.
    I can nail everything from palm muting to (somewhat decent :p) sweep picking but I can't seem to do those stupid pinchies.
     
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    So does a pretty intense case of ADD :ugh:



    But I can play me some mean sounding deathcore :lol:
     
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    All of the techniques.
     
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    I'm not happy with any of them.. I'm decent enough at most of them, but I want to be a lot better. I'm not seeing much progress either. If I had to choose one, I'd choose my picking in general, excluding picking speed. It's fine. My alternate picking, string skipping and picking accuracy could use some work.
     
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    :lol::agreed:

    I've been thinking of maybe practicing with the red button on all the time...but I don't suppose it would help as you'd still know you're not looking to record a take :lol:
     
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    As far as stuff I actually do... Chugging I guess, if that counts. I can't do fast, tight stop-start rhythms very well, don't practice it enough. Any sort of slap/pop/double-thumb thing too but I only just started getting into that. Otherwise sweeping probably takes it for me; most of what I've written of late is fingerpicked so I haven't made an effort to learn to sweep.
     
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    open barre chord strumming
     
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