Frank Gambale. Guitar DVD. This DVD details Frank’s innovative speed/sweep picking technique and presents a method for developing “monster licks. Frank Gambale Speed Picking PDF. Over the years of playing, performing and teaching guitar, one of the biggest problems encountered is not with the left ha. Frank Gambale Speed Picking. David Vargas. Uploaded by. David Vargas. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. You can download the .

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Results 1 to 14 of Frank Gambale’s speed picking. Frank Gambale’s speed picking Hey guys I came across one of his books the other day and bought it. He opened lots of doors in my music with his modes video. It’s my bible to apeed soloing If you’ve ever seen him play he’s got a butter smooth picking technique that amazes me everytime when I see it. In his speed picking book he talks about a different style of speed picking shredding if you will by combining alternative picking with a bit of sweep picking in 3NPS runs.

So for example if we picked we’d normally go up and down all the way. His technique is, on the 2nd down on the 3rd fret talking in terms of starting off on a down stroke instead of picking the next note with an upstroke you do a little sweep lol 2 string sweep: P and strike the first fret with a downstroke.


So instead of down-up-down-up-down-up he goes down-up-down-DOWN-up-down and so forth.

It felt sort of weird at first and very awkward especially goin the opposite way ie. I don’t know how well this will work for you, but Fran, figured it’s interesting to share. It is in an interesting topic, I got into it via Frank Gambale too.

Most people on here call it economy picking, if you search the forum there will be lots of discussions and opinions on this particular subject. I can’t stand to do economy picking.

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It’s got so much more oomph alternate picked You come and go You come and go, oh Mabye sometimes you don’t want to give it alot of oomph? Like if you want a passage particulary smooth? I havent bothered learning econ picking pickibg it is another tool to use which gives you more options.

I have used economy picking when moving between strings since I started playing in the late 70s. It was pretty much a natural thing, I didn’t consiously economy pick, I’m not even sure there was a name for it back then. I will use strict alternate on slower runs because it is easier to maintain my timing, but when things speed up economy picking makes more sense to me anyway. The thing i dont like about gambales book or dvd, is that he dosnt really explain the mechanics of the technique very well.

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Originally Posted by jptk. Originally Posted by Schmaus. Originally Posted by curiousgeorge. I have never heard someone using the technique where I’ve thought that it sounded good to my ears I’m a big Vai fan, and I can’t stand when he sweep picks Originally Posted by Len H. Check out guys like jimmy bruno and ney mello.


Bleh, I thought economy picking was just sweep picking. I guess they’re the same thing anyway.

As I mentioned, if you practice it enough and get use to the mechanics, you’ll eventually integrated into your playing unoticed. Some parts of a passage definately feel better playing with economy picking.

I see some people not liking economy and sticking to alt. IMO it’s a useful technique and tool to know how to use. I still alternative pick most of my stuff but a lot of times economy helps me out a lot.

I’d say it’s the musical result that counts, not the way you pick. If some guy plays absolutely incredible and tasty stuff but doesn’t AP every note, what’s the piicking, is it “no good enough” because he doesn’t AP every single note????

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Personally, I always try to find out the easiest, most logical and economic way to pick a line or idea. It just doesn’t make sense to me to AP every damn note just for the sake of picking.

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