Pick Angle When Speed Picking
Aug 16 2007, 10:15 PM
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Hi everyone

My goal with learning guitar has been to play decently as a rhythm guitarist. I sing okay, so being able to add a guitar seemed like a natural step. As a metal rhythm guitarist long one string speed picking licks are of course very important.

Somehow I just cant get a stable rhythm going at high speeds. I thought it had to to with practice, and of course it does, but I cant help thinking that after this long perhaps it has something to do with my technique as well. I have been practicing for several years, but without any significant progress in this technique. Reading the lessons here about speed picking I know that angeling the pick is important, but that I have done all along.

My main problem has is that it takes hours of practice to get up to a decent speed and even then I struggle with keeping an even beat without straining myself and/or bouncing with the pick against the string hence loosing speed and evenness.

I have gone as far as to provide two pictures (yes I need to dust my guitar! )

This one is how I hold the pick now:

And this is how I imagine many others hold it, a better technique?

thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post.

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This post has been edited by Viz: Aug 16 2007, 10:16 PM
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