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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Upstrokes - inside picking with upstrokes

I'm having trouble movining to lower strings with upstrokes. Has anyone else had this problem? With patterns like this I seem to have alot of trouble.


------7---5---4-------4---5-----------
-------------------7---------------------


IS there a problem with my hand position or is it just a matter of practice.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 06:49 PM
 
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Upstrokes

I'll give you my personal take on it:

Practice it slow until you get it right, then speed it up. *Sometimes when I am doing the upstrokes to the lower strings, I double pick, as in, I re-pick the string I am moving away from. *Although it's muted, it is unwanted, and I need to practice to take it out.

Practice it until it feels right and sounds right. *Do nice relaxed, full strokes, don't tense up. *Slow first, fast later.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 09:27 PM
 
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Hey Chan! I think these exercises will help ya:

1) Play everywhere in the fretboard:
e-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------4-3-2-1---------------------
D-----3-----------2------------------
A---2----------------3---repeat...-
E-1--------------------4-------------
* ^........ v ^ v.........

^- downtroke
v- upstroke
^.... - ascending sweep
v.... - descending sweep

2)
e---------5-7-8-10----------7-8-10-12------------8-10-12-14-
B-5-7-8-------------7-8-10---------------8-10-12----------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------10-12-14-15-
B-10-12-13------------------
G-------------------------------
D-------------------------------
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

Have fun!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 02:50 PM
 
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[font=courier]Well I used to practice this and it really helped me so give it a go ( plus it sounds more musical )
Start with an upstroke:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
----4--2--4----4--2--4----5--4--5----5--4--5----7--5--7----7--5--7-
--2----------2----------4----------4----------5----------5---------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----9--7--9----9--7--9---11-9-11----11-9-11-----12-11-12-----12-11-12-
--7----------7---------9----------9----------10-----------10----------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----14-12-14-----14-12-14----16-14-16-12-16-11-16-----16-14-16-12-16-11-16-----
--12-----------12----------14----------------------14------------------------14-
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Then slide down from 14 and finish it off with this:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
----4--2--4----4--2-----4------------------------------------------------
--2----------2-------5-----4--5--2--4----2-----------------------------2-
---------------------------------------5----3--5--2--3-----2-----------2-
--------------------------------------------------------5-----3--5--2--0-

Cheers

Steve[/font]
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