World is full of guitar lovers so it is quite probable that if you are reading this article you are one of them. A lot of people look for information about guitar picking methods. This guide will help you out so just prepare yourself for learning.
Honestly, after meetings with many professional guitarists I have gathered precious tips in amount that would be good even for a book. Thanks to that I will share with you 3 best guitar picking methods.
The Economical Picking
This one can be changed and could begin anytime you want. Just start to pick out notes on down or up stroke and then move three picks above or below. This is lazy and inconsistent style but still it can bring you a lot of experience. A lot of guitarists are using this style went out to be successful even if others do not love it so much.
The Alternate Picking
This styles names says everything. Picking is done by alternating its strokes. It does not matter will you start from up and down. What is really important is not repeating the same stroke more than one, max two times and this is a reason why I also describe this style as continuous picking. If you know John Petrucci or his band then you may also know he use only this style. Dream Theater’s guitarist is a big fun of alternate picking as it allow him to let people know what plays inside him (or at least he says so). Using this style will let you bring up loads of high notes in your melody.
The last style which I will describe is the hybrid picking. It is pretty hard technique that from side looks like play. In the same time a lot of amazing guitarists used this style – one of them is Zakk Wylde who combines alternate and mixed picking styles into one. Hybrid picking is a way to go if you want to perform an outstanding solo.