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Thread: Yngwie dosent alternate pick?

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    Registered User Guido Sarducci's Avatar
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    Yngwie dosent alternate pick?

    I always thought he does. He always said he does. Everyone else always said he does. He just admited the first time I know of he dosent know what he is doing -

    The guy asks Yngwie about alternate picking at 6:55. He sounds good - better and faster than ever and something about his tone...

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

    Ive done really good with a wierd thing I call directional picking - not strict alternate or only economy. You mix inside and economy string changes in the same lick. Always start the first note with the same direction you move to get to that string. Its faster than alternate - not as fast as only economy. That might be what he's doing. It feels really comfortable. Even inside string changes are more comfortable than outside.
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    He does alternate pick. He also sweeps and uses other picking techniques. No biggie. You use whatever you need.
    Some days I seem to do OK. Other days I feel like just shoving an M-80 right up my guitar's butt.

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    I type too much when Im high on coffee. I dont want to start another fight about alternate vs economy. I just thought that was funny - Do you use straight alternate picking? - Not when Im changing strings. And Im like ?!?!?!?! It would have been nice if you had mentioned that 28 years ago when you always said you mostly use alternate picking cuz changing strings is kinda the most important detail. Obviously you alternate while picking on each string. Yngwie is a great guitar player but probably not the best teacher.
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    I type too much when Im high on coffee.
    Hmmm, I must be drinking the wrong coffee.
    Some days I seem to do OK. Other days I feel like just shoving an M-80 right up my guitar's butt.

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    Yngwie studied violin technique, and his picking method is very similar to a seamless bowing motion.

    While he may not "map-out" his picking motion note-for-note, his right hand is definitely moving in an efficient manner.

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    I've always alternate pick so now I have to think about it when I need to economy pick.




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    Last edited by Gallipoli; 05-22-2012 at 10:59 PM.

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    Yngwie uses economy picking alot. He doesnt even realize it, that is why it is not talked about much. He has been asked in the past about alternate picking and he would always just say "Yeah." haha If you watch him play closely you can see that he is a conomy picking. That video of him playing in his home studio shows this technique pretty well. Much easier to pull off his flow using economy picking technique. Alternate picking on the single string runs of course. Rock!

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    Yngwie is one of my favorite players for sure. Maybe a bit off topic, but I'm just curious if any of you guys have come across this neoclassical shred guitar technique website with Luca Turilli (and what you think)? I have a friend who loves neoclassical guitar stuff (as do I) and he swears by the lessons.

    p.s. I realize this is an old thread, but hopefully you guys are still interested in it.

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    No , I really donít think that he does an alternate pick as much as he puts on. At the same time it does not mean that he cannot do it. He is actually a professional in this. All he needs to do right now is to make sure that he keeps aside his laziness.












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    He definitely doesn't use strict alternate picking, it's more a combination of techniques that rely on momentum rather than any one technique to generate speed. I find his live playing a bit sloppy at times.
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