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Thread: Half-picking

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    Half-picking

    Hi guys and gals.

    I was just wondering what half-picking is? Did a quick search on the forum but couldn't find any threads. A quick explanation and maybe a little example would be great!

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    Aw c'mon you guys, can't someone take a minute out of their precious time? :P
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    iv never heard the term.... whats that then? when you pick makes contact with the string but never leaves?

    joe pass plays with half a pick...is that half picking?

    really iv NEVER heard this term, if you could give an example, or put it in context id explain

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    Not too sure how useful it is, but there's a video on youtube titled "half picking lick lesson"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwFDc5TWimg

    sorry if it's completely irrelevant, the sound on my computer isn't working

    anyway hope it's useful

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    Pick half the notes, legato the rest.

    I'm not sure what the point is? Maybe I'm missing something.

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    Ahhh! That's it! Thanks you guys, one of those techniques that Paul Gilbert loves.

    Like this monster-lick from technical difficulties http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efq_l...eature=related

    Didn't know there was a name for these type of licks
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    Half picking: Nice technique, paul gilbert is the king in that technique, is alternate picking with legato, another player that use this technique is scott stine if anyone want some licks mail me. tatutytu@hotmail.com

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    I wasn't aware that it was actually a technique on it's own lol

    btw I would consider Shawn Lane to be the King of Half-picking.

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    Someone needs to write a dictionary of picking techniques

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