Alternate picking is a technique whereby strict up and down picking is used. As opposed to more fluid picking techniques like using a lot of legato runs or sweep picking, alternate picking (if done right) can be very staccato, and each note will often stand out a lot more clearly. That's not to say there isn't a lot of fluidity in alternately picked runs, but it does create a very distinctly different sound. dissertation help
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