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Tunefox Guitar Lesson #10

10.2 Alternate Picking

Now that you have your left hand fingering down for this scale, add in some alternate picking.

For the ascending part of this G major scale, you're going to alternate every single note. Once you get to the very top note on the 3rd fret, 1st string start the descending scale with a downstroke. The reason for this is that the beginning of the descending scale is on the first beat of the measure. Downstrokes are your stronger movement because you're working with gravity and the first beat of the measure is a strong beat as well. It feels best and sounds best to put the strong movement and beat together. You'll see this quite a bit in the Tunefox song library.

Alternate Picking

Once you've played along with this tab a bit and feel comfortable with your left and right hands, move on to the Tunefox song or lick library!

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