so im having trouble when strumming chords and then switching to single notes in a song . when strumming i use more pick and keep it real loose and when playing single notes i use a little pick. normal right

any advice UG for my picking technique.
You need to train your mind to make a smooth transition from strumming to picking. Practice making the transition slowly so that your brain can understand what it is you want it to do, then practice the movement using a metronome. This is what I do, hope this helps.
what i do is hold it loose while im strumming, but in the same general position i pick single notes in so when i have to make the switch is tighten my grip on the pick. hope that helped, might not make sense to anyone but me haha