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Ayen
post Aug 31 2007, 02:23 PM
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I was wondering how everyone here holds their picks. I hold mine in my own way, but that might not be the best for speed. Could anyone show me a different way to hold it?


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Jared
post Sep 2 2007, 03:57 AM
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For someone just starting out, is it a good idea to go ahead and hold it as described and get used to it?

Right now I'm trying it but since I'm still relatively new I'll probably have to have my pinky on the bridge as an anchor (as KRmachine described).


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post Sep 2 2007, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE (Jared @ Sep 2 2007, 04:57 AM) *
For someone just starting out, is it a good idea to go ahead and hold it as described and get used to it?

Right now I'm trying it but since I'm still relatively new I'll probably have to have my pinky on the bridge as an anchor (as KRmachine described).

That's a difficult question. If you can find the correct technique to satart with and develop it from there it's an advantage of course (disregard any typos, I'm using a different keyboard and can't get it right... maybe with some practice it will turn out to be faster than my regular keyboard lol)

Holding it wrong tpo start with and change and nbotice improvement is proof of success. Starting with the right technique and improvement would probably come at such a slow pace it won't be noticable.

I think you should really think about how you should hold your pick, starting now. Then after a few years you can try to improve it but if you get that part right no, the effort in the future wong be so hard, a change won't have that much impact.


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- Ayen   How Do You Hold A Pick?   Aug 31 2007, 02:23 PM
- - shredmandan   I hold a pick like this. My thumb leaves about 20...   Aug 31 2007, 02:31 PM
- - Ayen   Sure does, thanks for the picture. I usually held ...   Aug 31 2007, 02:43 PM
|- - shredmandan   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 09:43 AM) Sure...   Aug 31 2007, 02:46 PM
- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 08:23 AM) I wa...   Aug 31 2007, 02:45 PM
- - Ayen   QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 31 2007, 02:45 PM) l...   Aug 31 2007, 02:52 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 08:52 AM) Than...   Aug 31 2007, 03:03 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 31 2007, 10:03 AM) A...   Aug 31 2007, 08:49 PM
- - Ayen   It doesn't sound narrow-minded at all, fkalich...   Aug 31 2007, 03:22 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 31 2007, 09:22 AM) It d...   Aug 31 2007, 03:58 PM
- - Ayen   Oh, I think I see what you mean here. I was way of...   Aug 31 2007, 04:09 PM
- - Juan M. Valero   It's not really important how you hold the pic...   Aug 31 2007, 04:19 PM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 10:1...   Aug 31 2007, 04:42 PM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 05:1...   Aug 31 2007, 04:55 PM
|- - SLASH91   QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Aug 31 2007, 10:1...   Sep 3 2007, 04:41 AM
- - Juan M. Valero   Ok, wait a moment please XD I want to explain tha...   Aug 31 2007, 06:04 PM
- - KRmachine   I've changed my picking hand twice, and i thin...   Sep 1 2007, 09:40 AM
- - Pavel   It's best if you start and get used to one cer...   Sep 2 2007, 06:04 AM
|- - shredmandan   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 01:04 AM) It...   Sep 2 2007, 06:12 AM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 12:04 AM) It...   Sep 2 2007, 06:21 AM
||- - Juan M. Valero   QUOTE (fkalich @ Sep 2 2007, 07:21 AM) Wo...   Sep 5 2007, 04:46 AM
|- - MickeM   QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 2 2007, 07:04 AM) It...   Sep 5 2007, 05:29 AM
- - Ayen   Well I've just checked out Pavel's Ionian ...   Sep 5 2007, 10:41 AM
|- - fkalich   QUOTE (Ayen @ Sep 5 2007, 04:41 AM) Well ...   Sep 5 2007, 11:13 AM
- - Ayen   Glad to have that cleared up, I was dreading the i...   Sep 5 2007, 11:16 AM
- - buttmonk   Hi all, Any thoughts on pick size? I use a normal...   Sep 6 2007, 02:17 AM
- - Ayen   If the pick is slipping in your hand, try out some...   Sep 6 2007, 02:27 AM
|- - ch00ch00man   QUOTE (Ayen @ Sep 5 2007, 09:27 PM) If th...   Jan 30 2008, 09:02 AM
- - Evan   I've been thinking about this subject a lot la...   Sep 7 2007, 12:00 AM
- - Bulletproof   Interesting topic. to be honest...I usually hold m...   Oct 19 2007, 06:57 AM
- - PlayAllDay   I hold my pick with side of finger and thumb - no ...   Oct 19 2007, 07:18 AM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (PlayAllDay @ Oct 19 2007, 01:18 AM...   Jan 29 2008, 10:18 PM
|- - Henkka   QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jan 29 2008, 11...   Jan 29 2008, 10:51 PM
- - Melvyn   My picking is wierd, i use my Middle finger and th...   Jan 29 2008, 02:59 PM
- - Dejan   I never thought on how I hold a pick I just hol...   Jan 29 2008, 10:32 PM
- - Bali   I've been through the most amazing changes t...   Jan 29 2008, 10:45 PM
- - Mr T   Funny that you all should write. I've also rec...   Jan 30 2008, 12:34 AM


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