Alternate VS Rest-Stroke pickers

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Postby devinci » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:27 am

What I mean is it's superiority in creating a projecting sound with a good tone on acoustic guitar, but yes your right its forming new habits, adding to what one knew before, I still use alternative when I play electric and can also switch between them. It's been a great challange learning 'gypsy picking', but one worth it.
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Postby stublag » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:56 pm

devinci wrote:We change our alternative to gypsy picking because we aknowlage the superiority of it.



Absolutely Robin!
What isn't mentioned enough is the importance of the right hand not just for volume but also for phrasing;much like the way violinists use bow direction in orchestral playing, to achieve those long phrases for example in 'Djangos tiger' its essential to use the rest stroke technique as Django did.
Of course when i play brazilian music i resort to alternate picking because it suits the 'phrasing' of the music
Rest stroke technique isn't some abstract and academic exercise--its a very practical way to reproduce Djangos phrasing correctly.
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