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post Mar 24 2009, 08:11 PM
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lol i sure have alot of questions today anyways

i noticed that most people put their picking hand on the bridge almost parallel to the neck and palm mute with there back of the hand and side of the pinky but i play "muris style"(the fact the moris plays like i do relaxes me alredy cause he a very very good player) with myhand resting on the low e and i change the angle of my wrist to reach the other strings.

my question is if there is any problom withthat technique and if you had a new student how would you recommend him to do?

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post Mar 24 2009, 08:16 PM
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Put your hand where you feel most comfortable! There is really no wrong place...
Some people do it like you and Muris, others rest the whole hand on the bridge others kinda float over the bridge and mute only if needed - Look at players like Marty Friedmann: His picking and muting looks very weird and wrong but it works for him so there is nothing wrong with it!


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post Mar 25 2009, 01:08 AM
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There is no problem mate, if you feel comfortable and that grip enables you to play precisely, than it is good! smile.gif

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post Mar 25 2009, 02:40 AM
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Whatever you feel comfortable with.
Keeping the hand parallel with strings is THE best I think....
Very economic way of playing....

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post Mar 25 2009, 07:37 AM
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I think the "Muris picking style" is extremely efficient for fast and long alternate picking runs, but for say economy picking I'm more comfortable with the other style... So I don't think we need to chose only one picking style, it could work to combine all of them smile.gif

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post Mar 25 2009, 01:15 PM
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If its feeling comfortable to you , just stick with it...Eventually you want to learn other positions so you can be most efficient with your picking! smile.gif

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post Mar 25 2009, 03:01 PM
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I agree with the others, as long as it feels good and works for you there is no problem at all.

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post Mar 25 2009, 09:23 PM
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It is very hard to find only one position and picking angle that works the best.
I have found that when I play economy picking , hybrid and such that I have different picking then when I do alternate picking ! Alternate picking is trickier and it requires more control over sound then lets say economy picking.
So you have to practice and find your way really.

The best way to do that is , when you move tempos, when you get to faster ones, your right hand will either reach a huge block and not be able to progress, or it will move like it was moving trough medium tempos !

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