Blues Guitar Picking

by Taura Eruera

Alternate Picking is great for lots of styles.

But IMHO, not for Blues Guitar.

Here are two problems with alternate picking.

For Blues I recommend the heavy down pick technique.

 

 

Here's how to do the heavy down picking technique recommended for Blues Guitar.

 

 

Here's a detailed demonstration of the basic  pick action.

Heavy.

Ugly.

And beautiful.

 

 

Here are two big benefits of this heavy down stroke style.

 

 
This style is all about the down stroke. And only some times about the upstroke.

The third big benefit of this style is string raking.

 

 

 Pretty isn't everything right?

 

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