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Todd Simpson
post Feb 11 2018, 11:01 PM
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When I was but a young pup of a player I was trying very hard to break through my own "speed barrier". I happened upon a small booklet that came with a pick called the 'Stylus Pick". It was an odd shaped, pointy pick and there were some picking drills in the booklet. I got it from a friend and thought it might be crap but gave it a shot. What it taught me changed the way I played and allowed me to shred. The pick is designed to force you to only allow the very tip of the pick past the plane of the strings. It's almost impossible to traverse with this pick, but it's not designed to teach traverse. It's just designed to guide your picking hand to find the right depth to pick at. That one thing made everything else possible for me. I wanted to share a diagram about it. This is really what the style boils down to. If you can manage this, you don't really need the pick, the pick just reminds your hand smile.gif

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post Aug 11 2018, 08:51 PM
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Still available http://www.styluspick.com/

Also on https://www.thomann.de/gb/stylus_pick_set.htm#bewertung

I might invest wink.gif


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post Aug 11 2018, 10:13 PM
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i have tink about this a long time ago.

i have order a set of now !

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post Aug 13 2018, 07:59 PM
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They don't work well for picking between strings, but it will train your hand not to dive to deep when picking. it was one of the first times I remember that picking "felt" right and not awkward or forced. I was still using standard dull picks at the time, so I started sharpening my picks right after this.


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i have tink about this a long time ago.

i have order a set of now !

Cheers

Laurent


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post Sep 14 2018, 01:02 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 13 2018, 06:59 PM) *
They don't work well for picking between strings, but it will train your hand not to dive to deep when picking. it was one of the first times I remember that picking "felt" right and not awkward or forced. I was still using standard dull picks at the time, so I started sharpening my picks right after this.

I have one of these but I do t know if I still have the paper with the exercise on, can you pick between two strings, like the Paul Gilbert lick , or just one string. I will look for mine tomorrow,it’s in a tin
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post Sep 14 2018, 02:50 AM
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It's not great for doing string traverse, but its possible. It's mostly for teaching you not to over commit to one single strike and to not let the pick tip go to deep past the strike point of the string. Once your hand develops the muscle memory, things start to fall in to place. smile.gif

Any single string lesson will get you going! Here are a couple.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ionian-workout/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/single...-picking-etude/


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I have one of these but I do t know if I still have the paper with the exercise on, can you pick between two strings, like the Paul Gilbert lick , or just one string. I will look for mine tomorrow,it’s in a tin


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post Sep 14 2018, 01:24 PM
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Thanks Todd that’s awesome , I ‘ll have a go later. I use tortex jazz iii which I really choke down on it will be useful to just have the tiniest fraction of the tip hitting the string . Have a great day man. Thanks for the links ????????????????





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It's not great for doing string traverse, but its possible. It's mostly for teaching you not to over commit to one single strike and to not let the pick tip go to deep past the strike point of the string. Once your hand develops the muscle memory, things start to fall in to place. smile.gif

Any single string lesson will get you going! Here are a couple.
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ionian-workout/

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/single...-picking-etude/


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