This particular clip covers what is known as legato picking and it lasts for around seven minutes, which allows Cameron enough time to go over a few effective alternate picking licks.
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 23, 2013
Guitar Control, the online musical instruction company, has just released another free video guitar lesson that is geared towards those that want to learn how to play alternate picking on the guitar. In fact, this is the latest in a consecutive series of lessons that feature the same talented teacher, Cameron Rasmussen, and in each one he concentrates on how to play 1 of what he considers to be, the 5 different guitar picking techniques.
This particular clip covers what is known as legato picking and it lasts for around seven minutes, which allows Cameron enough time to go over a few effective alternate picking licks. Legato is basically using a hammer-on and pull-off technique, which he also explains in the video. So, these can be ideal for practicing because they have the potential to help improve several abilities such as speed, finger flexibility, and picking, all in the same exercise.
In addition, even though these alternate picking exercises may be a bit difficult for some skill levels of students at first, that’s why they call it practice, which with persistence, should eventually lead to perfect. That’s why it’s also important to have a capable instructor, and Cameron is just that, as it’s obvious he’s been playing for quite a while and he knows how to share his knowledge. Plus, not only can these videos be viewed over and over again, but alternate picking tabs are provided for additional assistance.
Over the past several years, it seems that slowly but surely, the way in which people are learning things has certainly changed. This is especially true when it comes to musical instruments such as the six-string, as due to the internet and companies like Guitar Control with their complimentary guitar lessons and low cost DVDs, people can now learn from almost anywhere they want, at anytime!