Alternate Picking

Alternate Picking is a free video lesson by Peter Vogl that will teach you how to use alternate picking. This essential technique uses an up and down stroke when you use a guitar pick to play the strings. Peter will show you a series of alternate picking drills and exercises that will help you improve your speed and accuracy. Learning how to alternate pick will eventually allow you to play faster and more complex lead guitar parts. It can also help you cut down on right arm fatigue while playing. Below you will find the video lesson as well as tab for our picking exercise. To learn more about alternate picking, check out our Beginner Scales & Alternate Picking premium lesson.

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Beginner Scales LessonLesson 3: Beginner Scales & Alternate Picking by Peter Vogl will cover beginner techniques for both the left and right hand. Alternate Picking involves striking the string with downwards and upwards motions. Peter will share some drills and tips to help you learn this picking technique. Learn how to alternate pick allows you to play faster and requires less effort. We'll also take our first look at guitar scales. We'll learn the E Blues Scale, G Major Scale, A Minor Scale, and the Chromatic Scale. The download includes a Quicktime video and a .pdf of the tablature.

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