#1
i play alot of that stuff and it always seems like a drop my pick every other song or so is this normal, and if not how should i be holding my pick properly?
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#3
It's going to sound very obvious and dumb, but grip it more tightly.
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#4
Quote by emaxwelkooti
It's going to sound very obvious and dumb, but grip it more tightly.


Get picks with a texture: jazz III's and dunlop do some pretty good ones. Or, you could get a stanley knife and just cut into the pick on both sides to get a similar effect - I've done that before and it seems to do the job.

You could buy some Gorilla Snot, which will help a hell of a lot.

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#5
Quote by emaxwelkooti
It's going to sound very obvious and dumb, but grip it more tightly.


Actually, do the complete opposite. I never drop picks and I hold the very very lightly. I alternate between Jim Dunlop Jazz III's and Dava grip picks.

Gripping it harder will just add tension which is never a good thing for various reasons.. (including less fluid playing, less consistent playing, injury etc).
#6
Well, since he said punk, I sort of assumed he meant for fast power-chord strumming. When I do that, I grip my pick like my life depends on it (this may be because I strum harder than most of the guys I know). For anything else, make sure you're holding it tightly enough.
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#8
dunlop do more than just jazz 3s with the max grip. check out the whole max grip range
#9
try and hold the pick like its going to fall out, but keep it between your thumb and finger. use up AND down strokes (more often than not I forget). try and reduce the amount of space your hand moves after each up or down stroke (don't windmill that shit). Use a fairly thin pick and have it pointing to 270 degrees clockwise from the tip of your thumb. other than that, make sure you hit the strings
#10
But windmilling is awesome!!
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#11
That's one long title.

Like some of the other guys already said, getting a pick with a texture/grippy part helps.