#1
When using a pick where should the movement come form?

Your wrist?

Your fingers?

Your unmentionables?

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#2
this should be a poll. it should come from your wrist.

but you should definitely feel it in your balls. otherwise you may as well be playing a violin.
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#3
Wrist, definitely wrist
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#5
Depends what you're doing. Typical alternate flat picking should come from your wrist. But many rhythm groves - especially 16th note ones like funk - really need to come from the elbow. It doesn't sound right and is incredibly tiring otherwise. Any when you're hybrid picking, all the pick movement needs to come from your fingers, because you hand can't move.

Point being, "wrist" is often the right answer, but often it's not.
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#6
Ah thats good. Im doing it right (-:

A i have finger picking, am working to towards picking


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#8
It totally depends on what you are doing. Rule of thumb - make big movements with big joints, and small movements with small joints. Put into practice - most of the picking should come from your wrist (the movement required to pick one string), with the elbow getting involved when crossing strings to cover the bigger distance. For tiny movements such as accenting, you can also get a bit of thumb movement in there.
#9
Quote by se012101
It totally depends on what you are doing. Rule of thumb - make big movements with big joints, and small movements with small joints. Put into practice - most of the picking should come from your wrist (the movement required to pick one string), with the elbow getting involved when crossing strings to cover the bigger distance. For tiny movements such as accenting, you can also get a bit of thumb movement in there.


^ Essentially. For example, when sweeping across 5-6 strings, your elbow will be making most of the movement. Even with 3 string sweeps, my elbow does work. String changing should mostly be elbow, picking motion is generally wrist, and like se012101 said the thumb can be of use at times. And remember that no matter what joint/muscle you use to move, stay relaxed. Happy New Year's Eve !!!!! (depending on your time zone, it's still 5:20 pm for me)
#10
Happy New Year back at ya! It's 7:23 here (TX).

As a side note - the big movements with big joints/small movements with small joints rule applies equally to your fretting hand as well. Individual notes - fingers (duh), string skipping - add some wrist, position shifts - elbow/shoulder. Using the bigger joints is how you cover the larger distances as quickly as you make the small movements.