Watch the Alternate Picking online guitar lesson by TrueFire from The Indispensable Toolbox for Guitarists

Alternate Picking - Level 1: Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Chris Buono and is sourced from Guitar Gym: Alternate Picking Workouts.

Ready to dig in on some Alternate Picking Workouts?! Just like getting basic chord changing techniques together will carry over to the most complex set of changes so will basic alternate picking techniques carry over to the most insane lines you'll eventually come up against or compose.

When it comes to alternate picking on multiple strings it's all about getting from one string to the next. There's a few ways to do it, but the best way to start out is picking on the outsides of the strings first. The idea is to "pivot" the pick on the outside borders of the strings instead of the inside where it's a little more challenging. We deal with the opposite approach in the Workout #3.