Downpicking

Connor Kaminski

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Ok, so you heard Master of Puppets from Stranger Things, and you learnt the riff. But here’s the thing, if you’re alternate picking it, you’re playing it wrong! Let’s dive into the stamina demanding world of down picking and take a look at the raw mechanics of the technique.

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lesson

I’d recommend grabbing your favourite guitar, and your most comfortable pick. These days, I ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Exercise 01

Let’s start off simply by down picking the E string at different subdivisions.

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 01

A sort of Olly Steele inspired line that uses loads of wobbles and rides on a single note.

Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 02

One of my favourite things to do. Down pick an entire chord and then quickly down pick again but ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Lick 03

Let’s take it a bit easier and show you just how versatile down picking can be if we storm our ...

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Tuesday 5th Sep, 2023

Full Playthrough

Finally, let's jump into this short piece I’ve written for you all this week. Here, I’m using ...

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Alternate Beginner

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Wide Intervals

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Let's take a look at wide intervals, what they are, how to use them, and how to...

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