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post Nov 27 2008, 08:42 PM
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I've noticed that a lot of very good guitarists have their pick angled when they're speedpicking. I however, have always kept my pick straight whilst speedpicking so my picking motions are smaller. I'm curious to know why some people have their pick at an angle, and if I should be doing it.

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post Nov 27 2008, 08:49 PM
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Well, kristofer in ihis speedpicking vid says you need an angle. But I know that mr.Mustaine says that you need it as paralel to the strings as possible. But ehm, I think angles better!


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post Nov 27 2008, 08:57 PM
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Its a matter of "point of view" Maybe for some angle is good and others holding it strait, do whatever feels right. Cheers smile.gif


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post Nov 27 2008, 09:01 PM
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yup, keeping your wrist straight so the pick stands paralel to the string is really tough:D


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post Nov 27 2008, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Nov 27 2008, 08:01 PM) *
yup, keeping your wrist straight so the pick stands paralel to the string is really tough:D


I do it more in my thumb, so that my wrist can be diagonal but my thumb will be straight and not bent at all.
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post Nov 27 2008, 10:50 PM
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In general you can play whatever you feel comfortable and what gives you the best speed+precision. Most often it is slightly angled pick, but that isn't a strict rule of course.


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post Nov 27 2008, 11:19 PM
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The pick it should be at exactly 45.58 degrees for the ultimate tone laugh.gif

It really doesn't matter in my opinion, I use it at an angle, Muris doesn't, it is personal choice


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post Nov 27 2008, 11:28 PM
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As everyone have said, it's a personal choise =)
I use an angle.. About 20-30 degrees angle, since that's the way my fingers hold the pick while beeing most relaxed smile.gif


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post Nov 27 2008, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Nov 27 2008, 11:19 PM) *
The pick it should be at exactly 45.58 degrees for the ultimate tone laugh.gif


I thought it was 45.62 ?? laugh.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Nov 27 2008, 11:59 PM) *
I thought it was 45.62 ?? laugh.gif


... Now I am really disappointed, a player like you should know the (only) right angle is 43,73... tongue.gif
Seriously, it doesn't really matter, if you feel fine with (or without) whatever angle, keep playing like this, just as there is no right or wrong way of holding the pick there is also no right or wrong angle. Of course you can experiment a bit and change your angle, like this you can find out if a different position might feel even better for you, but as long as you are fine with your way there is no need to change anything.


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post Nov 28 2008, 08:03 PM
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Still the best way. Go to an asian restaurant. Steal some of those eating sticks. stick them in a block of wood with 10 nails in it. Trow it in the air 10 times and the 11th time you make sure it falls on the edge of a brick. Then youll be a speedpicking master.... doh

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post Nov 28 2008, 08:20 PM
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Here's how I see it: The more you have angle (up to 45 degrees) the easier speed picking becomes (You gain more accuracy and speed). But what greater angle in you have, the weaker voice you produce. So I think that you should keep your pick as straight as possible, cause when you are a pro like Muris, you can play very fast regardless of the angle of your pick. I'm not sure is this correct, but that's how I see it. But you can use the technic that feels most comfortable with you.

This message is not ment to hurt the feelings of anybody that keeps an angle in their pick.

EDIT: And don't forget that this is just my point of view.

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