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Old 12-28-2012, 09:21 PM
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Is learning to rake necessary to "take it to the next level"?

Being an RHCP kinda guy, I've adopted a very Flea-like technique over the years, raised forearm and strict alternation (although I've adapted to a movable anchor). But the thing is, for a lot of very advanced playing such as solos I've been learning, I either can't go fast enough, stumble over myself for going to fast, or get fatigued. I've noticed that nearly all the pros rake. So should I?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:59 PM
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This Thread had over 60 posts. Might help.

Alternate fingers or raking does it really matter?


IMO anything goes But I am no Purist by any means.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:01 PM
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Who cares about "the next level"? Learn it anyway. Never disregard a new technique. Go for it.
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