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Kalidia
post Dec 23 2011, 10:36 PM
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When alternate picking what part of the right arm do you put over the guitar? I used to put my wrist over the bridge and the part near the elbow near the body of the guitar but today i've tried to lift the elbow off and put only the wrist on the bridge and this seems help me picking more naturally... what do you think? what about you?
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post Dec 23 2011, 10:57 PM
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if it doesn't hurt you and the pick flows more naturally wel,l then there is nothing wrong, just look at guys like Marty Friedman


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post Dec 23 2011, 10:57 PM
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I never think about it. smile.gif In my opinion over-analyzing one's technique takes your focus from creating music to all the wrong things. Just pick however it seems comfortable or natural, and train, train, train... it'll come naturally as you do it.

I'm sure there are loads of correct ways of doing it, and pain and a complete lack of development over long periods of time despite practice are things saying you are doing it wrong.


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Kalidia
post Dec 23 2011, 11:46 PM
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It seems so far i have improved legato, bending, vibrato and phrasing but i'm not improving AP, and in particular right hand movement despite i've been playing for 1 hour and half or 2 only one note in alternate picking for months O_o It doesn't come natural to me even at low speed...
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post Dec 23 2011, 11:55 PM
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If at all possible, try not to change your normal position radically. From the sound of it, it seems like you are shifting positions just to AP, is this the case? Also try not to "Pick from the Elbow". There are tons of posts about this very issue. Try to maintain normal hand position if possible. Marty friedman is a great player and his style is all his own. But I wouldn't suggest it as a template.

In general, place your palm near the bridge so you can palm mute or not, or palm mute some notes in a give run. Keep your arm where you normally keep it. I do a TON of alternate picking work in my video chats so do stop by smile.gif We will be doing one every saturday in 2012.

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When alternate picking what part of the right arm do you put over the guitar? I used to put my wrist over the bridge and the part near the elbow near the body of the guitar but today i've tried to lift the elbow off and put only the wrist on the bridge and this seems help me picking more naturally... what do you think? what about you?



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alsol try to analize your playing for example:
:-the angle that your pick makes with your thumb
:-up/down strokes!
:-movement of the pick
:-how relax are you.

etc.

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post Dec 24 2011, 04:07 AM
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I don't really pay attention to that. I think unless your hand starts hurting, you're probably ok. If your hand or wrist starts to hurt, definitely don't ignore it. You don't want carpal tunnel or something. But if you change where you put your hand and it feels like it works better, go for it.


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post Dec 24 2011, 03:43 PM
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Thanks! yes todd i do need your video chat smile.gif
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post Dec 25 2011, 06:30 PM
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I usually put my palm OVER THE STRINGS to avoid unwanted noise, that's a really common mistake many beginners make, to put the palm on the bridge,


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