Practicing Stevie's Aggressive Picking

This simple exercise will improve your picking technique. It doesn't matter how clean it sounds at first; all that matters is that you hit the strings aggressively and in the proper sequence. The idea here is that after you hit a string, the pick should end in a position where it is simple to transfer to the following string without having to leap.

You are going to hit each string 4 times. Start with a downstroke on the 6th string, then move to the 5th string with a downstroke, and so on.

-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 6
-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 5
-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 4
-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 3
-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 2
-------- ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ---------------------- || 1

An upstroke ↑ on lower string positions you to hit a higher string ↓ downstroke, does this make sense? give it a shot, practice it and increase your picking technique by 50%.

The goal of this drill is to increase speed by hitting each string four times aggressively without getting stuck when changing strings.

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