#1
lately i have noticed when im playing up and down strumming for example power chord strumming my plectrum keeps slipping and and ends up at a strange angle i have tried a variety of picks my usual dunlop tortex .73 to dunlop nylons with grip i can't figure out why it keeps happening. the way i pick when strumming is middle and thumb on the plectrum with my index finger resting on the top corner edge of the pick and when im picking notes i use only my index and thumb to hold the pick. any help with what i should do is appreciated as this is holding me back with my playing
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#2
id say its more than likely being turned by the pressure/weight of your index finger
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#3
i started picking like that but then realised you can pick so much better with just the index and thumb. no sliding around and can hit pinch harmonics all day
#4
You should only use your thumb and index finger in my opinion. It makes it a lot easier in all regards, and you don't have to worry about three fingers at a time.
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#5
I used to use 3 fingers, but my one friend told me to try out 2 fingers, but with a really opened up hand, and the amount of control I had was alot more than with 3 fingers.

Also, try thicker picks.
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#6
after reading the OP, i'm shocked at how people can hold a pick like that. I thought there was only one way to hold a pick. But the way you described just seems absurd. I'd say the reason your pick keeps rotating is because you're holding it wrong.
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#7
I get this at least once a day, i think its coz your hand is too slack when playing the power chord. It eventually gets slack after you play quite long peices. Sometimes it rotates. So just hold it a bit tighter i guess
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#8
wrong.u shoudnt hold ur pick too tight.it creates undue tension nd leads to premature fatigue.u should hold ur pick between ur thumb nd index finger with a little bit of slack for it to wiggle
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#9
right bit of an update decided to give strumming with just my thumb and index finger the pick still keeps moving around alot i was thinking of getting some ibanez grip picks with sandpaper anybody else used these or would you say its more technique than the pick
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#10
they would help but u should really get your technique down rather than rely on a certain type of pick.my guess is that u are holding the pick too far out from ur hand nd ur losing grip
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#11
i dont leave much of my pick sticking out really i'll have to try get a video or a picture of how i hold the pick
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#12
heres how i hold it




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thanks thats pretty much how i hold it i'll just have to work on my technique a little see how that goes
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#14
the pick should nestle between the folds of skin where your finger bends at the first joint
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#15
sky walker you have the ability to reach the next level 4 you are close

hence your hands telling you summit

probably striking the chord from a diffrent string or ascending or descending patterns 4 the picking hand
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#16
Try using a pick which has slightly raised lettering. I don't know if the ones you tried had this, but Jazz IIIs for example have it. I have similar problems with other picks (including the one I am currently using).

Although I should point out that for me this (the slipping) does not happen very frequently, so you may still want to look at your technique.