Glad to know I'm holding my pick "right".
Excellent and super informative lesson, I doubt we'll see any "how should I hold my pick" questions after this one! (I'll miss them though )
Great lessons Ben
Where to I get my own Ben Higgins cardboard pick?
Cheers; good to know I wasnt holding my pic right
Ben thank you very much for that basic lesson.
I was considering myself an "intermediate" but ii find out i use guitar pick in the wrong position that you shown us !
Now it is really better, pick is more steady and i also notice that sound in more clean (i think because i was touching next chord with index finger).
I feel a little uncomfortable playing in that new position do you think it takes much time to learn and use easily? (i started playing 8 month ago)
Picking is something very personal - if it feels wrong to you I don't suggest you necessarily change anything.
However - if it feels "different" it might be worth experimenting a little bit on a daily basis for ~ a week. If you start noticing benefits in terms of playing better, then you could consider a change. Let me know if it makes sense?
For about 10-12 years I've held the pick against the back of my index finger. I managed to play some relatively fast stuff (160-180 bpm alternate picking runs), but I ran into some problems with stiffness and not being able to play faster stuff smoothly and in a relaxed manner.
For a week now I've been working on my grip, and getting better at it. So many thanks.