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Ben Higgins
post Jul 28 2012, 11:01 AM
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Here's an interesting article that talks about something I often try to describe. Sometimes you might need to use extra movement when playing different things. If you are picking constantly on one string, then you would probably use the least amount of movement. If you were to play something constantly crossed the string using outside picking then it is conceivable to use some added movement and move your forearm over to where you need to be. This doesn't mean you stop picking like you normally do, it just adds another body mechanic to it to help you achieve the task. There doesn't have to be one magic hand position that you keep all of the time for every technique. To sum it up.. different things for different jobs !

http://www.shredaholic.com/speed-mechanics...ead-guitar.html


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post Jul 28 2012, 12:40 PM
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Thanks for sharing smile.gif


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post Jul 28 2012, 09:20 PM
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Interesting stuff! Thanks Ben for the article! smile.gif


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Todd Simpson
post Jul 30 2012, 11:28 PM
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A very spiff article and a cool site! Never been there before but I like it a lot!


QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 28 2012, 06:01 AM) *
Here's an interesting article that talks about something I often try to describe. Sometimes you might need to use extra movement when playing different things. If you are picking constantly on one string, then you would probably use the least amount of movement. If you were to play something constantly crossed the string using outside picking then it is conceivable to use some added movement and move your forearm over to where you need to be. This doesn't mean you stop picking like you normally do, it just adds another body mechanic to it to help you achieve the task. There doesn't have to be one magic hand position that you keep all of the time for every technique. To sum it up.. different things for different jobs !

http://www.shredaholic.com/speed-mechanics...ead-guitar.html



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post Aug 16 2012, 09:31 AM
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Nice one, thanks for sharing


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Thank you for sharing Ben smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2012, 12:51 PM
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Glad you find it interesting, guys.

I find that the thing that alters the effectiveness of picking the most, in my personal experience, is all about angles. The angle at which your hand approaches the guitar itself and the angle of your hand in relation to the strings. smile.gif


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post Aug 17 2012, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 16 2012, 07:51 AM) *
Glad you find it interesting, guys.

I find that the thing that alters the effectiveness of picking the most, in my personal experience, is all about angles. The angle at which your hand approaches the guitar itself and the angle of your hand in relation to the strings. smile.gif


Well said! The "Angle of Attack" is CRITICAL! So much of it really hinges on the physics involved. Angles relative to more angles. Wrist rotation, pick angle, how much or little bend at the elbow, etc. So many small things coming together.


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post Aug 17 2012, 09:02 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 17 2012, 08:53 AM) *
Well said! The "Angle of Attack" is CRITICAL! So much of it really hinges on the physics involved. Angles relative to more angles. Wrist rotation, pick angle, how much or little bend at the elbow, etc. So many small things coming together.


It's important for us to experiment until we find the right angles that allow us to get the results we're looking for in the easiest possible way smile.gif

I can't remember if it was MAB or Rusty Cooley but one of the best things I heard was that they said that when you look at alternate picking, there are more differences between players than similarities. That kind of says it all smile.gif

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