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Double Triple Picking 1-2-3-4 Exercise
Use alternate picking.
Make each note ring for its full duration, don’t cut the notes short.
Your goal here is to make the notes sound seamless pick each note at the exact time that you’re fretting it.
Always practice in time!
This Double Triple Picking 1 2 3 4 Exercise will help you build alternate picking coordination between the picking and fretting hands. This exercise is played in the fifth position covering all six strings. The first half is playing each note twice, with a down up picking pattern. Play though each string. Once you arrive back at the sixth string, play though each string again with a four, three, two, one pattern. Its important to play each note with a down-up picking pattern.
The second half of the exercise is playing each fret three times. This time through you want to make sure that you use a down-up-down, up-down-up picking pattern. Every other fret with alternate first starting on a down beat, and then starting on the off beat.
This is a good time to make sure that your pick is flat to the string and to make sure that your picking each note as clearly and as cleanly as possible. Great technique takes time, patience, and daily practice. Use this as a tool to warm up with at the start of your practice session, being mindful of your hand technique as you do so.
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