FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

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FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:38 pm

Hello guys, i just want to share some information regarding how to perfect alternate picking ( down stroke , upstroke repeat) in a way that requires no gain at all clear equal volume articulate notes, if this is important for you , or you are trying to achieve this than continue on.



Intro"


setting up guitar

you want to begin making sure your guitar is as playable as possible new strings ( or good ones) make sure your action and intonation is setup perfectly for your strings and tuning ,and that no fret buzz . you dont want to have to press super hard with fretting hand, to get clear notes this is very important for what we are going to do next. ( regarding truss rod adjustments) you want to first get your strings set right than your action than tuning, after that use a straight edge to see if your neck is bowed in either direction , if it is tighten or loosen your truss rod so that it is almost flat , for those strings in that tuning with that action.

next we want to use zero gain, or another words perfectly clean guitar sound basically the clean channel this will hyper focus problems in our sound whether picking different hardness too much or banging into other strings or buzzing sounds etc. to master playing with gain and speed cleanly we first have to master playing clean ( like on a acoustic) where we just hear exactly what is happening. it is a myth that playing with gain or distortion makes it easier to play or makes able to play faster.

we want to begin with a fer notes about the fretting hand
1. press down just hard enough to fret the note
start by barely pressing while picking the note and increase hardness just until the fretting hand is fretting that note hard enough to cleanly hear it, the reason is if we have (death grip) on our fretting hard it will be impossible to play fast and clean articulate.

2. while fretting every individual note we want to have that finger used, curved slightly so that it lightly touches the string in front making it silent if you did accidentally touch it with your pick practice this with each finger for a pattern , once you get to the lowest fattest 6th string, then we want to mute the string above since it is the lowest one, again to do this we curve our fretting finger that is fretting a particular note in such a way as to gently touch the string below ( above on 6th string) such that when you pick that muted note you just hear a soft "click" sound

what this means is that we are going to play in such a way that our fretting hand is responsible for muting out the strings directly next to where we are playing at all times. this is mandatory to play fast and cleanly especially once we add gain later on.

3. next we are going to use our picking hand to mute the strings our fretting hand is not muting that are not close enough to where our fretting finger is pressed at that moment in time. we will use the meaty tissue right above the wrist and use either left or right side of the meaty tissue depending on where we are playing at any moment in time practice both these muting techniques with some 2 and 3 note per string patterns.
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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced

Postby MMJ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Now that we have covered guitar setup, our guitar tone for this exercise, and how we will mute out unwanted string noise and wrong notes with both hands now we will cover picking.


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we have 2 areas of rotation involved in picking
1. is forward and backward ( the angle that the edge of the pick touches the string if the pick is hitting the flat way or cutting into the strings.
2. is up and down rotation ( the angle that allows us to pick into and back out of the strings while alternate picking.

if we had no angle for the first rotation we would be trying to force the pick flat part into the strings and it would get caught up.
if we had no angle for the second rotation we would downpick and immediately be stuck in between the 2 following strings we no where to go unless we made another whole movement to get back out before picking upward

this is the reason why it is important to understand these 2 degrees of rotation regarding our picking hand and have the knowledge how to navigate these 2 angles in such a way to perfectly and easily alternate pick never getting stuck in between strings or caught up in them.




4. we want to picture starting off with the pick perfectly flat regarding the 2 areas of rotation ( imagine no rotation for both angles)

a. for angle 1 all we have to do is rotate forward just enough so that the round tip of the pick is not hitting the string flat part, but instead cutting through the strings , in slow motion push through the string while doing this you will have the correct angle right when it easiy goes right through the string while the shape of the string itself traces the curve of the pick tip itself practice this. this angle is permanent part of our picking from now on and we keep it there no matter what.

B. for angle 2 is slightly more complex we have 2 options
downward picking where we adjust the angle such that our downstrokes get stuck in the next 2 strings after we have picked through our string. then when we back pick we end up out at starting position again .


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or option 2 upward pick slanting so that our downstrokes clear the strings , but our upstrokes get stuck inbetween the next 2 strings after we have picked through our string.


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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced

Postby MMJ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Now that we have covered the 2nd degree of rotation for our picking had which is either a. downward pickslanting or B. upward pickslanting depending on which degree of rotation we have for that second.
we want to be able to alternate between each of these for individual picking notes in a pattern such that we never get stuck into the strings when attempting to switch strings, this is why people have such a hard time with alternate picking in general is that when they come to the place they have to switch to another string that get caught up in the strings and can never play clean articulate or fast enough because of having to add in extra movements to pull back out of being caught inside the strings before then attempting to pick the correct note on that string.

being able to downward pickslant or upward pickslant removes this problem from the equation such that we can comfortably pick hard clean and fast all just by knowing when to rotate on the second degree of picking hand rotation into downward pickslanting or upward pick slanting.

i will next, present you with some educational videos by the fellow that first brought this to my attention some years ago.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ3f4uhQLkA&t=250s




to be continued.......................................

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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:19 pm

FOR THE SECTION OF THE ABOVE VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO ROTATE FROM DOWNWARD PICKSLANTIG TO UPWARD PICKSLANTING WITH VIDEO DEMONSTRATION IT STARTS AT 19.32 19 MIN 32 SEC OF THE VIDEO

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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:32 pm

next this video will give us a perfect camera view of switching between downward pick slanting DUD and upward pick slanting UDU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nct0_KbLZ4E

what we want to do is begin with 3 notes per string pattern

downward pickslanting pattern is DUD (last note rotate)
then next 3 notes on next string is UDU (last note rotate)

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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:34 pm

Look closely at the guitar camera in that video when it shows the picking hand by using this technique we can see it is easy to accurately move within and back out of the strings while alternate picking give us as much articulation and detail as possible , some much we need not use legato if we dont want this opens up the door to playing anything you want any speed even on a ultra clean setting.

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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:09 pm

SECTION II


CROSSPICKING

Cross-picking has a tradition in bluegrass and similar styles and is a form of alternate picking in which each down stroke and up stroke with the plectrum ends above the string, using a curved motion for each pick stroke such that you end above the strings , that way you never get caught up inside of the strings. here are some videos on it that can cover more ground then mere text alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGwH5As72g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MVXbCzAV7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XjaUci7yPM&t=301s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAX9_UoCyYw


there are 2 options for cross-picking technique i am personally aware of at this moment in time.

number 1. the albert leee style which is side to side motion of the wrist for your downstroke combined with downward pick slanting, and rotation of the wrist for the upstroke by having 2 muscles groups , or 1 for each pick stroke you can ply much faster than one single movement for both.

number 2. the martin miller approach it is a bit more complex but essentially what you do is use your first finger muscle to lift your pick out of the strings at the end of the down- stroke then reverse for the upstroke in the above videos you can see in more detail.

crosspicking is unique in that you can use the same set of movements no matter what fret and strings you are playing even string skipping, however it takes much more time to get as fast as 2 way pickslanting

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Re: FREE Master FAST CLEAN Alternate picking MMJ (advanced 2017

Postby MMJ » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:17 pm

Conclusion:

we have looked at specific sets of mechanical movements that if practiced cleanly and slowly can build the co-ordination to achieve fast clean alternate picking , divided into 2 different methods regarding the picking hand and its muscle associated movements. we have learned that anyone can achieve this if the attention to detail and effort daily is spent mastering and fathoming these movements. we have also learned that we want to do this using a pristine clean sound in order to hear every nuance of the sound, how hard we hit the string for each note and the details of differences in how we hit the plectrum to the string its angles and rotations. once we have dedicated enough time to these techniques and we add gain to the signal we will find ourselves being able to play seemingly effortless liking riding a bike or driving a car in other areas of our life when our brain urns these into autopilot. for there we will have these tools to express ourselves as guitarists with less limitation that before we started off on this particular endevour.

I hope you have enjoyed this mini series and please any questions or comments are welcome any preferences or sharing is welcome.

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