Re: Looking for advice: Picking
- From: "Yard Dog" <someone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 03:49:15 GMT
"Grumpy" <snowwhite'place@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Yard Dog" <someone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>> Was wondering if anyone here could give me some advice on improving my
>> picking. Heres the deal... I am a bit of a perfectionist so it bothers
>> me that my picking style is not fluent, what I mean is that when I
>> pick, my pick hand jumps over strings a bit too much and I think it
>> makes it harder for me to do runs and chord changes as well as I'd
>> like to. I have tried many things like holding the pick so that only
>> the very tip of the pick is exposed to the strings which didn't work.
>> I have slowed it down and tried forcing my hand not to accentuate this
>> skipping motion so much but to no avail. I have googled and can't find
>> anything. Funny thing is when I shred it doesn't do it. But I am not a
>> shredder, so the music I play rarely ever involves it. Hopefully I
>> communicated this well and someone here knows what I mean and might
>> have some advice?
> Sounds like you're moving your fingers, not your wrist or forearm?
That's a damn good observation for someone that hasn't seen me play and
your'e right! I do move my srist but I noticed my fingers move too. It's
almost like a semi-circle picking motion I do. I've been reading the site a
previous poster mentioned and theres some good stuff on there that I think
will help. I just don't know if I can translate it to my technique. I've had
days where I was so frustrated with it that I actually debated learning how
to play right handed so that I could teach my other hand the correct way but
I don't have the time to devote to it. That would be something though if I
could play with both hands huh? Oh well I'll keep plugging.
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