In this video guitar lesson I will show you a nice little etude that you can play that will drastically improve your ability to cross strings while alternate picking.
This video should be watched by every level of guitar player because even if you are new to this technique, you can still play through it very slowly to develop proper alternate picking technique.
The ability to cross strings fluently is by far the most difficult aspect of alternate picking. In this video lesson I demonstrate the only two ways it is possible to move from one string to another while alternate picking, and how to practice them.
These are exercises used by players such as John Pertrucci, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, Alexi Laiho and others to develop their phenomenal picking technique.
At the end of the lesson we will put both techniques together for a nice well rounded picking workout.
Download the TAB PDF below because you will definitely need it to follow along with the lesson.
Take your time and keep your picking hand wrist and forearm relaxed while practicing these exercises. It would be great to go through them at least once a day to really keep your alternate picking chops in shape!
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