Thrash Course with Revocation's Dave Davidson: The Advantages of Alternate Picking, and How I Play “The Hive,” Part 2

by Dave Davidson
Posted May 6, 2014 at 8:49am

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Last month, I demonstrated the primary riffs that I play in “The Hive,” the opening track on Revocation’s new, self-titled release.

As I explained, the song’s opening licks are executed using fast consecutive downstrokes, and I also perform tremolo picking.

This month, I’d like to cover some of the song’s other primary riffs, which, conversely, are all performed with alternate (down-up) picking, combined once again with some super-fast tremolo picking.