Let’s talk about picking patterns.⁠

The ability to play picking patterns is an essential skill for an electric guitarist.⁠

They are employed throughout countless different styles, can be used in both melodic and heavy contexts and sound great.⁠

But one of the best things about learning picking patterns is they show you whether you’re playing chords properly or not.⁠

When it comes to picking patterns – there’s nowhere to hide.⁠

If you’re using strumming patterns, it’s easy to get away with a couple of dead notes that aren’t being fretted properly or are being muted by other fingers.⁠

But not with picking patterns.⁠

If you’d like to test yourself to see how well you’re actually playing chords – try them with a picking pattern.⁠

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