#1
I really prefer the sound of picking with little to no angle on low palm muted notes. So my question is, is it worth my time to build it up to speed, or should I sacrifice sound for something that's easier?

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Last edited by brandon2784 at Jul 23, 2011,
#2
Never sacrafice tone. Its the most valuable thing a guitarist has. Practice will get you better, yet you wont make the other way sound better by practicing it.
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#3
people don't care how easy or hard your technique is. they care about the sound.

you are a guitarist. never sacrifice sound.
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#4
Wait, what's flatpicking?
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#5
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Wait, what's flatpicking?


Pick with no angle?
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#6
I always thought flatpicking was simply just using a pick instead of your fingers...???

I hear bluegrass guys using the term quite a bit.
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#7
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I always thought flatpicking was simply just using a pick instead of your fingers...???

I hear bluegrass guys using the term quite a bit.


It is. It's just a term to differentiate picking with a pick (a 'flatpick') from fingerpicking (with or without finger picks).

It's not some kind of different technique where you use no angle on your pick.
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#8
Using no angle in the pick is pretty hard though. Is that the way we're supposed to it?! :\
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#9
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It is. It's just a term to differentiate picking with a pick (a 'flatpick') from fingerpicking (with or without finger picks).

It's not some kind of different technique where you use no angle on your pick.



Oh, well I made a mistake and feel dumb now. Well that's what I meant to say in my post... Perhaps I should change it?


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Using no angle in the pick is pretty hard though. Is that the way we're supposed to it?! :\


No, there is no "right" way.
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#10
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No, there is no "right" way.

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My pick is angled like this:

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If it makes any sense. Also, my pick is black, not red
• '10 Epiphone Les Paul
• '96 Epiphone Rebel EM-1
• '10 Jackson JS32T Rhoads
• Vox Valvetronix VT20+
• Fame GTA40
• Zoom GX7.1u
• Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
• Jim Dunlop Ultex Jazz III 2mm