Aspire To Play Like Some Top Players? SPEED Picking Skills!

If you aspire to play like some of players below - all virtuosi in their own music genre - learning the different picking techniques may help to improve your playing... Speed skills!! This is serious stuff. Follow on with Troy Grady

Yngwie Malmsteen - Arpeggios from Hell


Al DiMeola Solo

Picking Techniques - Motion Study

Back in the Seventies, Al Di Meola recalled going to the legendary Les Paul's house and played for him. Les put his face close-up to Al's right hand for about an hour to study Al's speed picking motion!

Today, Troy Grady was one of the early ones to come up with detailed motion study on the right hand picking techniques - using close up video including slow motion. And Troy has gained recognition in his work with some well known guitarists agreeing to let him film, discuss and analyze their techniques.

Molly Tuttle Flatpicking

Shredding - Scapel Picking Technique

A scapel picking motion at super fast speed as demonstrated by a Japanese guitarist - thumb and 1st/index finger motion.

Casual Guitar Playing Or A Serious Guitarist?

INTRODUCTION

There are many tools, paths today to learn how to play the guitar.

GUITAR as accompaniment instrument for singing/campfire fun
- casual learning here is probably good enough, learn some chords, strumming, plectrum or fingerstyle picking patterns give good fun. Learning to read tablature is added advantage. There are quite a number of good guitar teaching channels on Youtube.

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