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> Speedpicking + Right Hand Position
post Jun 6 2007, 09:48 PM
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Hey all you shredheads out there, I have a quick question to ask ya:

I just noticed that when I speed pick I tend to anchor my right hand on tremolo system on my floyd rose (like when you palm mute, just further back off of the strings)
This usually ends in me accidently palm muting the Low E string, and makes changing strings abit of a problem, especially on ascending runs (since I can't get much arm movement, changing strings tends to be from the wrist at the moment...baaad >_< )

I just started forcing my right hand to "float" above the strings, without anchoring and it feels uncomfortable, but seems to make my playing sound better . And I can access all strings easily...I may also try anchoring my pinky soon too

Would I be right in saying that anchoring my hand in the way described above is a pretty bad habbit I need to get out of? And is what I said the right approach?

Thanks all =)

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post Jun 6 2007, 10:04 PM
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Anchoring right hand on the bridge gives you much more control of your playing and with enough of practice and correct position the muting problem disappear - i pick with anchoring and never had that 6th string muting problem.

Mastering muting while fast picking takes much more than you think. I am still having problems with that when playing string skipping stuff - the example of that will be in my lesson next week - there is a lick that drove me crazy - but i finally did it clean! Tons of practice but now it's so fun to play fast! AND - the faster you go the more problems you'll meet. Perfect synchronization and muting are the keys to shred.

Good luck!

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post Jun 6 2007, 10:04 PM
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I'm wondering about this also.

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