Music News: An Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson To Help Guitarists Discover New Sounds

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To help guitarists improve their string picking skill and speed, GuitarControl.com today released a new guitar video lesson from instructor Alejandra Mesliuk.

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In the lesson, now available on YouTube, Alejandra demonstrates a technique called “alternate picking” will can help guitarists improve their playing speed and discover new patterns and sounds when picking strings.

By utilizing the alternate picking technique demonstrated in this guitar lesson, that is -playing each both on the “outside” and “inside” of the string, guitarists can achieve a unique sound and improve their playing speed. A link in the video description brings guitarists to sheet music and guitar tabulatures that can be used to repeat the lesson offline. In this guitar picking lesson, Alejandra uses a pick, but guitarists can use this technique whether they strum with their finger nails, fingertips, or a pick

Alejandra first plays the exercise at full speed, the slows down the exercise so guitarists of all skill levels can follow along. The camera zooms in on Alejandra’s hands to show guitarists exactly how to pull off this advanced picking technique. Playing on the inside and outside of the strings produces a noticeably different tone, and is a great way for guitarists to vary their playing style and find new sounds and compose original solos and lead guitar riffs.

A guitar instructor for eleven years, Alejandra Mesliuk is an accomplished, professionally educated jazz musician who teaches public seminars, private lessons, and clinics for musicians in Buenos Ares and now worldwide. As a columnist for a number of music magazines, she’s written extensively about guitar technique and rock guitar composition. She is currently at work on her first book, Technique and Expression, in which she outlines her techniques for tapping and slap guitar playing. Her latest works comes with Florida-based rock band A Persuasive Reason, who last month released a self-titled EP, their first.

GuitarControl.com is packed with resources, video tutorials and lessons, articles, and affordable DVDs to help new guitarists learn and experienced guitarists master their instruments. Guitarists of any experience level find guitar lessons from instructors with a broad array of music backgrounds and styles - blues, jazz, metal, classical, folk, progressive rock, punk, and everything in between. Guitarists can find relatable, easy-to- follow videos regardless of their ability or musical tastes.

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