Regarding rhythm guitar domination
Q: Hi Joel
This is in regard to your article on mastering rhythm guitar.
Instead of using ONLY down strokes to play every note in the first riff you have given in part 1 of your article
Why not play the notes 2,3 5 with an upstroke, and the rest open notes and pedal notes with down stroke? I find that to be easier
A: Then pick it like that if it works for you. Down picking usually sounds better though! More/fatter attack.