#1
When I pick really fast my pick starts to move around in my hand, it's not falling it just moves around and makes it harder for me to pick, I just cant seem to hold it in at 90 degrees against the strings and it always gets loose.
Any tips on how to overcome this?
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#2
It seems like you can't get a decent grip. Do you sweat on your fingertips?

I would say grip it tighter, but that's not always desirable. Honestly I've never had any problem - I can pick as fast as I am physically able and never have any issue holding the pick steady.
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#3
try to start using Dunlop Tortex picks, or Max-Grips.. They are designed to not slip in your hand. There's also the v-pick, but who wants to spend $4 on a pick?
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#4
I do sweat in my fingertips I belive, Im not saying I cant pick fast I still can pick fast But I have to use more energy to pick so my hands start to hurt after a short time.
Ill look at the picks you suggested, are they small like Jazz III picks?
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#5
are you picking just one string or are you picking mulitiple strings like a chord out of curiousity?

I had this issue once before. I started using Dunlop picks that had a grip and they stayed in my hands alot better
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#6
Im picking one string, I have no problem with strumming chords real fast but picking fast And the way I hold my pick is the one thing annoying me.
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Im picking one string, I have no problem with strumming chords real fast but picking fast And the way I hold my pick is the one thing annoying me.


How do you hold it?

What I was thinking of doesnt matter i guess. I used to strum chords with thick picks and found out there were so think i had too much resistance so i moved to lighter picks when strumming chords. Whats your pick gauge at the moment anyway?
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#8
I try to hold it 90 degrees against the strings for less resistance but it keeps moving around and it makes the picking harder.
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I try to hold it 90 degrees against the strings for less resistance but it keeps moving around and it makes the picking harder.


Couldnt you hold the pick how you regularly hold it and uses a thinner pick so you have less resistance?
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#10
You should try holding at about 45 degrees to the strings, with the pointy tip towards the headstock (or vice-versa, see what you like best). The side of the pick will 'roll' over the strings without much effort. Especially so if you have a thick plectrum.

EDIT: Thinner pick means it'll bend more. If your pick bends you have to put more effort into getting it from one side of a string to the other side. If you alternate pick very quickly, it'll get stuck every now and then because of this. So that's not a very good idea.
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#11
I use Jazz III picks so it might be the problem?
Should I start using thicker picks?
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#12
How thick are they? I use a 3mm dunlop big stubby. I used to have a small stubby, of 2mm, but the pick gnomes have claimed it.
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#13
I dont know how many mm but the normal Jazz III Size which is pretty small.
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#14
I have no clue how thick these are though. If you can find some very thick plectrums where you live give em a try.

I'd recommend the dunlop stubby range out of my own experience, they're the only thick ones stores sell out here.
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EDIT: Thinner pick means it'll bend more. If your pick bends you have to put more effort into getting it from one side of a string to the other side. If you alternate pick very quickly, it'll get stuck every now and then because of this. So that's not a very good idea.


Cant argue with that logic. Ive only had picks move/fall out of my hands when playing 4-6 string chords, never had it one single string strumming so I was just applying logic from chord strums here. Thank you for the logic =)
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