#1
Hey UG!

Quick one - I know there are 'tools' and gadgets I can purchase that I can take around with me and strengthen my fretting hand.... but are any of you aware of any techniques which I can do 'on the go' to help me improve my picking hand?

I have currently reached a point where my fretting hand is faster/more accurate than my right hand. This is probably due to always using a hand-held 'crimp' to strengthen my fretting hand while I'm out and about....along with many hours of practice with the guitar.

Any ideas or things you masters incorporate?
#2
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masturbate?

haha sorry, nah i cant rly think, only thing i do is listen to music and pick along with like a penny, holding it like a pick.
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#3
Learn to play "Bleed" by Meshuggah and practice the pattern with a pick-like shaped object, a coin or whatever ;-)
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#5
you download or go to a porn site....hell even rent.


Then just fire away, son! Fire away!
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#6
Quote by phenom1991
you download or go to a porn site....hell even rent.


Then just fire away, son! Fire away!



+1
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#7
hahah.... amazing how if I had asked how to improve strength in fretting hand without a guitar - chances are good the responses would have included more than porn.

Thanks - Thread nuked. <quietly retreating back to my cave>
#8
Quote by Slapknot
Hey UG!

Quick one - I know there are 'tools' and gadgets I can purchase that I can take around with me and strengthen my fretting hand.... but are any of you aware of any techniques which I can do 'on the go' to help me improve my picking hand?

I have currently reached a point where my fretting hand is faster/more accurate than my right hand. This is probably due to always using a hand-held 'crimp' to strengthen my fretting hand while I'm out and about....along with many hours of practice with the guitar.

Any ideas or things you masters incorporate?

No, you haven't - your problem is simply that you can't use both hands together. There's nothing you can do to improve matters other than practicing, don't be fooled into thinking crap like gripmasters somehow magically improve your fretting hand away from the guitar, they don't.

Don't get hung up on the "speed" of your fretting hand vs the picking hand because it's a nigh-on worthless attribute...simply worry about how well you can use them together.
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#9
^EXactly. You are only as strong as your weakest link(hand in this case)


The porn and wanking i mentioned earlier is good but if you want to really test your threshold then wank to "Bleed" by Meshuggah!
Guitars:
-Schecter C-7 Hellraiser
-Ibanez MTM2
Amplifiers and Cabinets:
-Peavey StudioPro
-Randall RH50T Head
-Behringer 4x12 cab
Pedals:
-Ibanez WD-7 Wah
-Boss SD-1
-MXR 10 Band Equalizer

7-String guitars are badass!
#10
Quote by phenom1991
you download or go to a porn site....hell even rent.


Then just fire away, son! Fire away!



Doesn't work if you're left handed playing right hand guitar because you use your left hand
#11
Just don't do what Robert Schumann did and destroy your hand trying to build finger strength.

(He was one of the most talented pianists in Europe at the time when he permanently injured his hand using a machine meant to make his fingers stronger. Or that's how the story goes)