Your weakest technique?

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

  1. Francis978

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    Well, You are very good at the latter! :D (even though the AAL covers I have seen you do are AMAZING :) )

    Them feels, I suck at sweeps and alternate picking really quickly
     
  2. Maniacal

    Maniacal SS.org Regular

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    A technique I wish I was fluent at is 4 nps playing and wide 3 nps playing. I practice that approach but when it comes to improvising I go back to my old ways.

    Very frustrating.

    My picking also needs to be better.
     
  3. lurgar

    lurgar SS.org Regular

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    Fingerstyle. I decided to do a solo arrangement of "O Holy Night" for a ceremony that my wife is putting on. I am in over my head with even a simple arrangement and I have a ton of work ahead of me in the next couple of weeks.
     
  4. MartinMTL

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    aww, same here. Since I started using guitar pro this year, I will often write without an actual guitar in my hands. In the end I come up with stuff I can't play at all. By the way, do people consider this as "cheating"? I just feel it helps me visualize what I am writing more, and makes it easier to create harmonies.

    And to OP... just about everything. Alt picking and fingerstyle are the worst.
     
  5. lurgar

    lurgar SS.org Regular

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    If you create music that you like, then there is no such thing as cheating. It's not a competition, just expression and whatever method you come up with to get that expression out is good.
     
  6. troyguitar

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    I do the same thing. Will practice some exercises and stuff but as soon as I relax I go back to normal dense 3 nps stuff.
     
  7. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 H. Maddas

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    My picking technique is just weird.

    When I ascend I use economy picking and when I descend I use alternate picking.

    Even after trying to ascend with alt picking to a metronome for about 5 hours, I still revert back to economy picking it. :lol:
     
  8. starslight

    starslight Gimme that wheat!

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    Not that weird. Yngwie Malmsteen does the same thing, as summarized here by transcription wizard Jordan Bakerman:
     

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    It really depends on. Certain alternate picking patternas that someone else has come up with...
    Slapping i don't really know so I can't count it. The same goes for flamenco style fingerpicking, advanced country chicken picking and 8-finger tapping which i seldom/never practice.
     
  10. Ginsu

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    My economy picking is crap, but still better than my alt picking...Can barely sweep above 100bpm, never learned the "normal" chord shapes, since I never had a teacher...I play a lot of my chords as huge bars in drop tunings. And I rely way too much on drop tunings.
     
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    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    "widdly widdly"
     
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    Sweep picking. I totally SUCK at it
     
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    Picking fast. Never found any use for it, so i never practice it.
     
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    BCrotchett Blanco Niño

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    For me alternate picking has never been a problem but I'm terrible at improvising a solo or any lead work. As well when I get tired of tremolo picking I probably put too much elbow into it.
     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Tremelo picking and super fast alternate/directional picking.
     
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    My legato sucks man xDDDD
     
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    Everything...I'm more rusty than an iron nail that's been sitting in the open for a decade.
     
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    Fingerstyle. I really like classical stuff and can't play any of it :( I am working on it and making improvements though! :)
     

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