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    Default Quickly picking one string - misirlou

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blOKkispGJQ

    I'm trying to do this kind of picking but I can't, do you have any tips?
    Thanks

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    It's called tremolo picking - you can find some tutorials online such as this one and this one. I find using a pick is the way to go but others manage with their nails only.

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    Drink lots of coffee.

    Keep a very lose wrist.

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    It's just fast alternate picking. It takes time to develop and can be stubborn. Been working on this for ten years and it's still a bit hit-or-miss.

    You need a fingernail (or thumbnail). Actually, I can't say that for sure, but it would seem that you'd blister a "bald" finger in no time with that technique.

    Start slow. No faster than eighth notes at 80 BPM: https://www.metronomeonline.com. Down, up, down, up, etc... until it's comfortable (at least 10 seconds). Then incrementally bump up the tempo by 5 BPMs and play until it's comfortable each time. Repeat faster and faster until you mess up, then slow down enough so that it's comfortable again. That's your max speed. Do it every day. Keep track of your improvement and become a tremolo master!
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    Wow it's more difficult than I thought!
    I'm still trying it
    Thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iza View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blOKkispGJQ

    I'm trying to do this kind of picking but I can't, do you have any tips?
    Thanks
    Wow, this is super cool. Thanks for this link! Amazing stuff
    "If a lot of people play the ukulele, the world would be a better place to live."

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    Here's your tip:
    Practice, practice, practice....
    If everybody wanted peace instead of another TV, then there would be peace.
    -John Lennon-

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
    Here's your tip:
    Practice, practice, practice....
    Yes, of course, but you have to practice it the right way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorthebarbarian View Post
    Wow, this is super cool. Thanks for this link! Amazing stuff
    oh yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by hmgberg View Post
    thanks, this guy is amazing!

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