Economy Picking Bootcamp is a step by step course, designed to help you take your picking skills to the highest level.

It doesn't matter where you are right now in terms of picking technique. This method breaks down economy picking into its fundamental elements, and makes sure that you master every little "sub-skill" before progressing to the next.

  • Play along with fun and effective drills.
  • Learn the correct picking angles and hand positions for maximum picking efficiency.
  • Easily learn the small "sub-skills" that make up this picking strategy.
  • Learn to freely mix scales, arpeggios, and other structures, and improvise creatively, without having to think about picking technique.
  • Lifetime Access (including future updates) on all your devices.

Hear Economy Picking in Action:

This is a song I composed to demonstrate Economy Picking. All melodic guitar parts, including the solo, are performed using this technique.


The four fundamentals of economy picking:

Single String Picking
Inside String Crossings
Sweep String Crossings
Sweep Picking Arpeggios

Play along to fun drills that will help you build these 4 skills into your muscle memory. Each drill starts slowly, but progressively reaches very high speeds, allowing you to stretch your abilities as far as you want to go!

The three characteristics of a mature economy picker:

Solid Ascending Technique
Solid Descending Technique
Direction Switching

The lessons in this course guide you, one step at a time, into a detailed understanding of how to perform the included play-along practice poutines for the Ascending Direction, Descending Direction, and Direction Switching.

Your Instructor

Prokopis Skordis
Prokopis Skordis

I am a music geek fascinated with learning new things, and improving my guitar skills. But I'm also very passionate about helping others do the same!

After studying in the Greek National Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, I began performing and teaching privately in 2001.

Since then, I have been developing new methods for effective musical training. My mission with String Systems is to share them with the world :-)

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Course Contents

Here's a sample drill from the Descending Technique Practice Routine:

(Fast forward to check out the higher speeds)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course. You get lifetime access on all your devices, and you decide when you start, when you finish, and how fast you want to go.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you get unlimited access to this course (including future updates) for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
You won't be 😀. But in the unlikely event that you are unsatisfied with your purchase, all String Courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. Just contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked 👍.
Do you charge VAT or other taxes?
Our pricing is tax-inclusive. This means that no tax will be added at checkout. Any tax obligations will be calculated by our accounting system and remitted by String Systems to your local tax authorities, at no extra cost for you.
I have another question...
Feel free to contact me with any questions at [email protected]

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