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Old 07-07-2014, 09:40 AM   #21
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I think that Watch something like Intense Rock II or indeed anything where he does a lot of fast picking. I would bet that either there's some tension somewhere in your body or that you're moving too much. Quite possibly both.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #22
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If Paul was tensing his thumb up he would not be playing that well.

I mean, he states in pretty much every instructional video he's ever made that you NEED to be relaxed to do picking like that. Which is true.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #23
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Well I'll be. I apologize. I was wrong, gravely wrong.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:30 PM   #24
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Well I'll be. I apologize. I was wrong, gravely wrong.


Damn right, ain't no one going to argue with me about PG

Seriously though, you really can't do what Paul does with a tense hand; his level of control and precision demand that you be relaxed.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #25
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I think that Watch something like Intense Rock II or indeed anything where he does a lot of fast picking. I would bet that either there's some tension somewhere in your body or that you're moving too much. Quite possibly both.



Im just a guitar noobie myself but to my understanding that when people are talking about being relaxed it doesnt mean being a wet noodle flailing around.

This is how I have understood it. A movement is a one muscle contracting and its opposite muscle relaxing. But when you are tensing up you are actually trying to do things faster than you are capable of and with more force and what happens is that while your one muscle is still pulling your hand in one direction the opposite muscle is fighting against it, pulling the breaks before the other muscle is even finished. You may get a short burst of speed but its uncontrolled and you will end up tiring and hurting your hand.

Am I completely off the mark here?
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Damn right, ain't no one going to argue with me about PG

Seriously though, you really can't do what Paul does with a tense hand; his level of control and precision demand that you be relaxed.


Now that I've paid attention to it, my hand isn't tense either.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:36 PM   #27
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Make sure the rest of your arm and your shoulders (can be annoying) are relaxed as well.
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