i know players like satch(god) and Ritchie Kotzen favour legato technique to shred fast lines and players like malmsteen favour alternate picking to do the same. but really what advantages does one have over the other? i think its just a matter of preference and playing styles. for me alternate picking feels alot more natural and easier and my legato definatly needs some work if i wanna get some satch songs nailed. the only difference i can really see is that if you have a weak picking hand legato might save your *** a few times but if u wanna play clean and crisp it might be harder with legato because the notes wont be as loud. what do you tend to use more and what do you prefer? comments?