GUITAR TECHNIQUE 015: Double & Triple Picking

October 14, 2018:
Double and Triple Picking

 NEW  This unique Creative Guitar Studio course  explores exercises for increasing dexterity and coordination between the hands. The goal of the course is to increase awareness, mobility and control.

Lesson 015 of Guitar Technique explores the recurrent connected picking approach that is known as the "Double and Triple" picking method.

This picking style repeats the same note of a scale, interval or melody line in double or triple groupings. The result is a consecutive sounding pattern of picking that instantly establishes a perpetual driving guitar sound.

Developing this picking concept is not particularly difficult. The tough part is maintaining its persistent effect across a part. Getting good at this picking approach will require stamina and a relaxed /steady picking hand.

Practice the examples that are provided in the lesson plan to help establish your skill for solid control over both double and triple picking technique.

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PART ONE: (Free on YouTube)
Exercise one works on a riff that applies a double picking concept over a 2-string scale idea. It helps in applying 2-string double picking with a goal of building stamina.

PART TWO:  Exercise two expands the double picking approach on guitar to include an open "A" 5th-string as a pedal tone. Open string pedal-tone technique is abundant in rock and metal. This idea also acts as a way to build a solid connection to the underlying key center.

Exercise three moves into the practice of triple picking technique. The triple picked exercise operates in compound meter (12/8 time) and focuses on phrasing a triple picked rock phrase in the key of "D Minor."

PART FOUR:  Exercise four introduces a triple picked phrase for blues that operates within a blues boogie. This riff is once again within the compound meter time signature of 12/8 time. The key signature is "F Blues."

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