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post Aug 20 2008, 06:43 PM
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I have been playing a lot and trying to practice alternate picking it's just I can't seem to find a good way to hold the pick. I tried playing Tornado Of Souls last night and I could barely pick it right because I kept changing the way i was holding the pick. How can I find a good way to hold the pick? Thanks.

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post Aug 20 2008, 06:51 PM
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This video by Paul Gilbert may help. It certainly helped me!

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EDIT: Oh sorry I didn't see that it was Kris' board.

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post Sep 3 2008, 10:26 PM
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Hmm this is a tricky question - there really isn't one way of doing it right.

A wild guess would be that if the pick is moving you might be holding to hard - maybe because you are attempting something which is difficult and you are pushing things a little too much.

I think a solution to your problem could be isolating sections of the song you are practicing (Tornado for instance), and practice extremely slowly while you are making sure to hold the pick in a relaxed way. If you do this regularly your pick grip should improve + plus you will get awesome technique, which really isn't a bad thing either! biggrin.gif

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