#1
Hey guys! I have a small question for the more seasoned players..

I've been playing guitar for 4 years now. I've noticed that my picking hand changes positions when strumming and while picking notes. I usually don't play rhythm on my electric so I didn't notice it too much until recently.

While picking notes my hand rest on the bridge and usually the wrist moves. While strumming, the hand is never on the bridge .

Is this normal? Should I try to retrain myself to stick to one hand position for everything? if so, someone give me some pointers..
#2
Well, if you're strumming you generally won't be able to strum a whole chord with your hand on the bridge.
You pick with your hand on the bridge because your wrist acts like a pivot.

Try playing a chord slowly and see if you can keep your hand in the one spot. Tricky isn't it?
That's because your wrist isn't supposed to be locked into one spot.
#3
Quote by Livingtime
Well, if you're strumming you generally won't be able to strum a whole chord with your hand on the bridge.
You pick with your hand on the bridge because your wrist acts like a pivot.

Try playing a chord slowly and see if you can keep your hand in the one spot. Tricky isn't it?
That's because your wrist isn't supposed to be locked into one spot.


Awesome. That means my right hand technique is exactly how it's supposed to be.. Thanks..
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#5
yeah that sounds ok, as Livingtime said.
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