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Crosspicking Technique

I recently have been working on Tony Rice’s crosspicking intro to “Church Street Blues” (man, is it a pick hand workout!), and can play it cleanly up to speed except for the parts where he uses non-alternate (not sure if that’s actually the correct term) crosspicking. Is there a specific picking hand technique, position, etc. that I should use, or should I try to substitute alternate crosspicking technique in those parts? Thanks!

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Can’t offer any advice, but would sure love to see or hear u pick that when it’s ready to go :grin:!!

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You should ask Wyatt.:grinning:

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Try to do it like Tony! I have the pickstrokes here:

Gtr-ChurchStreetVideo.pdf (53.0 KB)

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Thanks so much for the tab!! I figured I should probably just copy his technique :grin:

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Technically it’s sweep picking, but only two or three strings at a time instead of all of them like most sweep pickers do

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