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Hey there and welcome once again to another gruel session. As mentioned in the beginning, are you trying to perfect your ppicking hand? Are you trying to smooth out some of the rough ends? Trying to obtain that ever elusive thing called "speed"?
Well, other than playing your warmups and scales and arpeggios with just eigth notes and sixteenth notes, try something that takes a bit of coordination- and that's triplets! What make playing triplets a bit difficult is the fact that every triplet group (assuming we're playing eigth note triplets as we are in the exercises) is opposite of each other. Before the panic button goes off, I'll explain. When playing 8th note triplets, as in the example below, and playing them with alternate picking exclusively, starting the pattern with a downstroke, the next note in the triplet is an upstroke followed by a downstroke. Keeping with alternate picking and going into the next 8th note triplet group, you see that it begins with an upstroke, followed by a downstroke followed by an upstroke, then it repeats. So to schematically demonstrate this, it looks like this:
(DUD-UDU-DUD-UDU). Take a look below. Try playing this example slowly and with precision. Feel the triplets and build up speed.
Play across the fretboard up then back all the way to the twelveth fret. Feel free to start these triplets with an upstroke.