Greetings to the Forum...been playin now for about 10 yrs, though you'd never know, and have ingrained into my fingers the alternating picking style (down-up). In going through most of the examples through #15 I'm finding it much easier to run the base runs in the alternating picking style, though, I think, Mr. Miller would prefer all down strokes. I have been trying to get the all-down-stroke-base-run thing working for a number of weeks now and it just aint working. Finally went back to my alt-picking and am finding it much cleaner and faster. I realize that playing style is very personalized (in the Practice section of example 15 he states "Take your time and work out the fingerings that will feel the most comfortable to you").
My question is: should I take the time to get the only-down-stroke-base-runs thing going or can I stick with what feels "the most comfortable"?