These audio files will help you when practicing the Ode to Joy exercise. While no one likes to practice exercises, this one in particular will help you become a better player, faster, because it teaches your right hand the relative distance between the strings. That way, you don't have to look at your instrument when you play.
I usually use a "down, up, down, up" picking motion on this, although it can be an eye-opener to try other options.
Try to maintain an even rhythm when you do this. If you don't shorten (choke) the sound of the notes, you will hear a chord-type effect as the notes layer one another. This is called a "polyphonic" effect.