pickin trick


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there's a few tricks like that. Like doing two notes on the top string of the scale so you can up-pick the second note and come down to the lower string with an up-pick as well.

Then there's economy picking vs alternate picking... both good for different things.

There's quite a few tricks to playing fast. The hard part is doing them until they're fluid and natural and you don't have to think about which trick to use; your hands just do it.

I mostly watched Yngwie and DiMeola; Batio has a very unusual technique and way of holding his right hand. Especially the way he anchors the 3 fingers and 'floats' his hand above the string.

He has great technique though, extremely clean, and he picks just about everything. He's a very percussive picker.

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