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post Dec 18 2012, 11:59 AM
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wink.gif Hay guy's and dolls,

Who can help me to chance me bad picking habbid? mellow.gif
I cant find a solution for this !..so many years i do it so ,but i feel ,and see from others ,that it is wrong !!
I dig in the pick always a litle ,but enouf for having to much resistance!!
It's going not smooth!!.
Who can see cool.gif what else is going wrong ?!
Thank you in advance

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post Dec 18 2012, 12:15 PM
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It's hard to see your pick hand, to see how much pick you are using on the string, or even 'showing'.

I know when I how my pick I show about 5mm of my pick.

I used to hold it between my thumb and both my index and middle finger, it took me a while to break that habit and just use the side of my index finger and my thumb, but that really helped with speed and less tension.

I'll let the speed master of Alt Picking give you the wealth of their expertise on this though

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post Dec 18 2012, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 18 2012, 11:15 AM) *
It's hard to see your pick hand, to see how much pick you are using on the string, or even 'showing'.

I know when I how my pick I show about 5mm of my pick.

I used to hold it between my thumb and both my index and middle finger, it took me a while to break that habit and just use the side of my index finger and my thumb, but that really helped with speed and less tension.

I'll let the speed master of Alt Picking give you the wealth of their expertise on this though


Thank you Posterboy rolleyes.gif
I make a vid you see it better!!
Are you thinking it's tension ?
It is even more out of control when in a real play situation !!



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post Dec 18 2012, 02:34 PM
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Well, based on the second video, it seems that your index finger is too close to the head of the pick.. I think that this could be a problem because maybe this finger is muting the string a bit. Your hand should be a bit more relaxed, yes, tension is another problem there. At the same time you are picking too fast, you should start slower trying to get a regular timing and the same volume for upstrokes and downstrokes. In the following link you will find some tips and exercises from my Technique Course.

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post Dec 18 2012, 05:22 PM
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It's best to go back to the basics..very slow picking ( down .up down up )and don't try the little tempobursts for a couple a days.
When tension rises it's always a bit of a problem . ..you know it.. wink.gif
And indeed creating nice clicks.. you have a good angle though....try all strings too cause this is a very important aspect of playing

Gabriel posted a good training there .and there's also the "picking hand basics" lesson from Mister Higgins! succes !!

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post Dec 18 2012, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Dec 18 2012, 04:22 PM) *
It's best to go back to the basics..very slow picking ( down .up down up )and don't try the little tempobursts for a couple a days.
When tension rises it's always a bit of a problem . ..you know it.. wink.gif
And indeed creating nice clicks.. you have a good angle though....try all strings too cause this is a very important aspect of playing

Gabriel posted a good training there .and there's also the "picking hand basics" lesson from Mister Higgins! succes !!


Hay Bossie ,
Thank you verry much for the advice smile.gif i gone take special care to that tension !!
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post Dec 20 2012, 01:01 AM
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You have come to the right place smile.gif Yup, you are digging in a bit far. I see in another post you got a STYLUS PICK which is a great place to start. Here is a video demo I did demonstrating a good pick angle and depth. Take a look and focus on the pick where it's hitting the string. Notice how I choke up on the pick, and how I don't dig to deep in the strings once I speed up.


QUOTE (azureus @ Dec 18 2012, 05:59 AM) *
wink.gif Hay guy's and dolls,

Who can help me to chance me bad picking habbid? mellow.gif
I cant find a solution for this !..so many years i do it so ,but i feel ,and see from others ,that it is wrong !!
I dig in the pick always a litle ,but enouf for having to much resistance!!
It's going not smooth!!.
Who can see cool.gif what else is going wrong ?!
Thank you in advance




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post Dec 20 2012, 08:42 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 20 2012, 12:01 AM) *
You have come to the right place smile.gif Yup, you are digging in a bit far. I see in another post you got a STYLUS PICK which is a great place to start. Here is a video demo I did demonstrating a good pick angle and depth. Take a look and focus on the pick where it's hitting the string. Notice how I choke up on the pick, and how I don't dig to deep in the strings once I speed up.



Yes Todd;

I whas looking your vid verry huh.gif focused !
So when i picking ,i SEE you doing the movement ,and TRY to copy it !!
I hope one day ,i FLY over the strings ,like you do ! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif
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post Dec 20 2012, 09:48 AM
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Hey man! From what I'm seeing you should go back to the basics and start with holdin your pick properly. You're holding it too close to the tip. The thumb placement is... borderline, you could get away with it, but the index finger is far too close to the tip of the pick. When I play, there's MAYBE two or three mm of the tip of my index finger past the left side of my thumb when playing. This will give you more control and precision when playing. Bring your index finger up higher and start over again with some basic exercises for picking, you'll soon grasp the technique and be flying in no time! smile.gif


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