Alternate Picking Speed & Accuracy
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Alternate Picking Speed & Accuracy

Learn exercises and methods that will increase the speed and accuaracy of your alternate picking.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Adam Saunders
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 42 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve their alternate picking on guitar
  • Play etudes along with a backing track that focus on different alternate picking challenges
  • Develop a practice regimen that will help them improve long after the course is complete
  • Learn correct ways to practice for speed and accuracy
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Requirements
  • A metronome is required but a free download of the one used in the course is provided.
  • Adobe Reader or another application to view PDFs is required to view the tablature resources
  • An mp3 player is required to play the downloadable backing tracks.
Description

Have you ever wondered how guitarists like John Petrucci, Jeff Loomis, and Steve Morse achieve such speed and precision in their alternate picking?

Well, we are going to break down the technical details of alternate picking to its smallest parts and use a step-by-step approach to build your alternate picking technique from the ground up so you can take your guitar playing to the next level.

You will start with exercises that isolate the left hand and right hand. Then you will move on to topics such as:

  • Single String Technique
  • Inside and Outside Picking
  • String Skipping
  • One Note Per String

As you master each new technique, you are presented with fun-to-play etudes that you will learn and then play back over included, full band backing tracks. Backing tracks are provided at various tempos so you can progress at your own rate.

If you have been looking for the answer to the alternate picking mastery, look no further.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for new or veteran guitar players that would like to increase the speed and accuracy of their alternate picking.
  • No prior experience is experience is needed. However, it would be helpful to have at least some knowledge of scales.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 83 Lectures Collapse All 83 Lectures 03:21:30
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Introduction
5 Lectures 22:49

Welcome to the course!

Preview 00:53

This lecture may be the most important lecture in the entire course. I urge you to not skip this lecture.

Preview 10:50

How To Use This Course
03:23

TempoPerfect Metronome Demo and Free Download
02:09

How To Hold The Pick
05:34
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Right Hand Isolation Exercises
10 Lectures 14:56
Right Hand Isolation Part 1
03:42

This is the drum track for right hand (pick hand) isolation exercise 1. Use the player controls to speed up or slow down the drum track.

Drum Track for Exercise 1
00:35

Right Hand Isolation Part 2
01:31

This is the drum track for right hand (pick hand) isolation exercise 2.
Use the player controls to speed up or slow down the drum track.

Drum Track for Exercise 2
00:42

Right Hand Isolation Part 3
01:59

This is the drum track for right hand (pick hand) isolation exercise 3.
Use the player controls to speed up or slow down the drum track.

Drum Track for Exercise 3
00:59

Right Hand Isolation Part 4
02:14

This is the drum track for right hand (pick hand) isolation exercise 4.
Use the player controls to speed up or slow down the drum track.

Drum Track for Exercise 4
01:00

Right Hand Isolation Part 5
01:41

This is the drum track for right hand (pick hand) isolation exercise 5.
Use the player controls to speed up or slow down the drum track.

Drum Track for Exercise 5
00:33
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Left Hand Isolation exercises
5 Lectures 12:56
Left Hand Isolation Part 1
03:13

Left Hand Isolation Part 2 - Exercise 1
04:05

Drum Track for Left Hand Isolation Exercise 1
00:35

Left Hand Isolation Part 3 - Exercises 2-5
04:21

Drum Track for Left Hand Isolation Exercise 2 through 5
00:42
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Single String Technique
3 Lectures 17:07
Single String Exercises - Part 1
08:32

Single String Exercises - Part 2
05:56

Single String Exercises - Part 3
02:39
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Practice Modes
4 Lectures 16:17
Static Speed Practice Mode
02:13

Ramp Speed Practice Mode
04:03

Burst Speed Practice Mode
07:14

Note Addition Practice Mode
02:47
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Single String Etude
10 Lectures 21:08
Single String Etude Performance
01:08

Single String Etude Resources
01:12

Single String Etude - Breakdown of Section 1
02:50

Single String Etude - Breakdown of Section 2
02:09

Single String Etude - Breakdown of Section 3
03:33

Single String Etude - Breakdown of Section 4
04:32

Single String Etude - Breakdown of Section 5
02:36


This is the backing track for the single string etude. It contains all instruments except guitar.

Single String Etude Backing Track
01:06

Single String Etude Resources
00:04
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Moving Between Adjacent Strings
1 Lecture 03:03
Moving Between Adjacent Strings
03:03
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Inside Picking
6 Lectures 14:07
Inside Picking - Part 1
05:03

Inside Picking - Part 2
02:25

Inside Picking - Part 3
02:31

Inside Picking - Part 4
01:58

Inside picking - Part 5
02:06

Inside Picking Resources
00:04
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Inside Picking Etude
8 Lectures 15:55
Inside Picking Etude - Performance
00:49

Inside Picking Etude - Section 1
02:47

Inside Picking Etude - Section 2
01:31

Inside Picking Etude - Section 3
01:09

Inside Picking Etude - Section 4
05:32

Inside Picking Etude - Section 5
03:14

Inside Picking Etude Backing Track
00:49

Inside Picking Etude Resources
00:04
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Outside Picking
13 Lectures 17:14
Outside Picking Intro
01:11

Triplet Feel - Fragment 1
02:57

Triplet Feel - Fragment 2
00:40

Triplet Feel - Fragment 3
00:40

Triplet Feel - Fragment 4
00:55

Triplet Feel - Combining Fragments
02:47

Sixteenth Feel - Fragment 1
01:20

Sixteenth Feel - Fragment 2
00:48

Sixteenth Feel - Fragment 3
00:39

Sixteenth Feel - Fragment 4
00:44

Sixteenth Feel - Combining Fragments
00:35

Staying Outside
03:57

Outside Picking Resources
00:01
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About the Instructor
Adam Saunders
4.5 Average rating
10 Reviews
78 Students
2 Courses
Guitar Instructor at Udemy and founder of RiffSchool

My name is Adam and I have been playing guitar for over 25 years. I studied music theory and classical guitar in college but my true passion is electric guitar. After college, I attended the Atlanta Institute of Music where I studied with some great instructors including Jimmy Herring. I've got some great courses coming up so stay tuned.