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Re: To rake or not to rake, that is the question.
3/18/2008 8:35 AM
Flint Cowden (2941) wrote:
I've found sweep picking to be much easier to control on downstrokes, probably because the angle of the pick makes sliding over the strings easier. To sweep on an upstroke, I have to change that angle so I don't snag any strings. This isn't yet natural, but I'm working on it. Meanwhile, I tend to sweep on downstrokes more often, and alternate pick coming back up. The exception is a 4-note arpeggio (6 and 7-string basses lend themselves to such chords), when up-sweeping is worth the effort.