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Is learning to rake necessary to "take it to the next level"?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tupac, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    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?
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Phillipsburg, NJ
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Who cares about "the next level"? Learn it anyway. Never disregard a new technique. Go for it.