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JTaylor
post Feb 6 2012, 11:42 AM
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Is there any way several instructors could give a short pick-holding tutorial? I am very interested in seeing this. I have seen a few of the pictures but I would like to see a slow demo of it in action. I saw one that Paul Gilbert did on You Tube but I would like to see some on this site.Just a suggestion.


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post Feb 6 2012, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ Feb 6 2012, 07:42 AM) *
Is there any way several instructors could give a short pick-holding tutorial? I am very interested in seeing this. I have seen a few of the pictures but I would like to see a slow demo of it in action. I saw one that Paul Gilbert did on You Tube but I would like to see some on this site.Just a suggestion.



Hey Taylor! That's a good idea! We could do it! Could you please post the link to the PG lesson that helped you?


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post Feb 6 2012, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (berko @ Feb 15 2009, 11:03 PM) *
There's really no "right" or "wrong" way to hold a pick.

If you check this link you'll find some useful advice in vid 3 about holding the pick:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...teps-lets-play/

If your hands feel sore then that means you're holding the pick too firmly. Or maybe your hand is in a bad position. You should place the bottom edge of your palm somewhere near the bridge (over the stings) and try to lay your fore arm gently onto the guitar body. Your picking hand should be as relaxed as possible. If you feel it gets tensed up then relax again. It sounds weird but you should concentrate on relaxing your hand!



I found an old topic about pick holding, might help, but in any case, your suggestion is good,we will do something about wink.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...teps-lets-play/

check out part 3 !


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post Feb 6 2012, 09:48 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 6 2012, 02:52 PM) *
Hey Taylor! That's a good idea! We could do it! Could you please post the link to the PG lesson that helped you?


Actually, it didn't really help laugh.gif I've tried the way you and Ben hold your picks (saw his pictures and your comment that yours is pretty much the same). That way helps but only if I angle my pick back the other way, towards my hand. I either hold it too far out and it gets hung up, or I hold it too far in and my knuckles hit the strings. Trying to find a happy medium. smile.gif


QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Feb 6 2012, 03:00 PM) *
I found an old topic about pick holding, might help, but in any case, your suggestion is good,we will do something about wink.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...teps-lets-play/

check out part 3 !

Thanks Sinisa! smile.gif


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post Feb 7 2012, 12:46 AM
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I'll keep an eye out for this, if we get a good thread/conversation going. I have a rather "weird" picking hand thumb injury that doesn't allow me to quite grip with the tip joint of my thumb, leaving me to grip it between my index finger and thumb joint (sometimes throwing in the tip of my picking hand middle finger as well as my index, to add strength). It's weird, and there probably is no "right answer" for my specific disability, but I would be interested to hear some feedback nonetheless. I would have to post a vid and pics to really demonstrate what I mean, and how I "Django" my way around it!! cool.gif

QUOTE (JTaylor @ Feb 6 2012, 12:48 PM) *
Actually, it didn't really help laugh.gif I've tried the way you and Ben hold your picks (saw his pictures and your comment that yours is pretty much the same). That way helps but only if I angle my pick back the other way, towards my hand. I either hold it too far out and it gets hung up, or I hold it too far in and my knuckles hit the strings. Trying to find a happy medium. smile.gif



Thanks Sinisa! smile.gif



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post Feb 7 2012, 09:29 AM
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Well, 'to each his own' I say - if you will notice, a lot of guitarists have different pick holding positions depending on their body posture and on the height of their strap smile.gif A healthy one would be Guthrie Govan's biggrin.gif it helps him in any pick implying technique and in the transition to other ones which are not picking based (slap/ tapping)

But he keeps his guitar pretty high, otherwise he would not be able to maintain that same position - when standing and sitting. The whole idea is to keep your pick in such a way, that you achieve the desired results and feel no strain on your hands. The angle of attack is also important as it comes up with various results!

I think there was a thread around which treated this matter quite extensively - will take a look and if I manage to find it, I shall post it here wink.gif


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post Feb 14 2012, 01:46 PM
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I'm glad that there's no real "rule" for this. My natural pick holding is between the thumb and middle finger with the forefinger hugging the edge of the pick. I've attempted to do it the other (normal?) way and my fingers refuse to listen! tongue.gif
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post Feb 14 2012, 05:03 PM
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I found this video


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