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Old 03-12-2006, 02:32 PM
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Ascending vs Descending runs

I find that if im playing a fast picking run, its easier to play descending than ascending. Does anybody have any ideas how to improve quick ascending runs?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:52 PM
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It is harder for most people to do ascending runs. But The only way to get better is to practice! sorry, but there's no way out of it!
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:33 PM
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Ascending runs are a bit harder, but just practice the sthi out of them with a metronome. A good one to learn is the one from Pull Me Under by Dreamtheater. There is a very cool fast ascending lick he plays in that song a few times.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:59 PM
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maybe look into economy picking
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Codemeister
Ascending runs are a bit harder, but just practice the sthi out of them with a metronome. A good one to learn is the one from Pull Me Under by Dreamtheater. There is a very cool fast ascending lick he plays in that song a few times.
I have that song on my Ipod. John Petrucci is truly amazing. The ascending speed run he plays in Pull Me Under is mindblowing. Esecially since he plays with such clarity.
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:45 PM
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When i First started playing lead guitar I always had problems with decending licks/runs. I was always the other way around. I could do most of my licks in accending runs...what I did was I was taught Legato which showed me the easiest way to do decending...but legato is tought doing acending runs...its always like ass backwards when playing guitar...just keep practicing and you'll be where you need to be. It usually takes a strong guitarist 3-4 months to get a technique down if you practice the certain technique atleats 1 hour everyday.

It took me 3-4 months to be able to do legato fluently.
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