#1
Ok, so I have been getting into faster stuff and now i need help. HOW THE HELL DO I ALTERNATE PICK!??! i looked on the lessons here and I just dont understand it, my pick gets stuck and I just need help...

thanks
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#2
If your pick continues to get stuck you probably don't know how to strum correctly. To start off, you can try turning the pick on an angle so it will slide easier over the strings.
#3
practice, pure practice.
if ur plecs gettin stuck try holdin holdin it further down n show less of it to the string.

im not great at it, but i use 'muse - plug in baby' good to practice with.
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#4
well i got that part, but when it still gets stuck on my up-stroke when im going fast
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#5
Maybe relax your wrist a bit - you are picking from your wrist, not moving your elbow, yeah? - but you just need to practice. Do you have any friends who could show you? Sometimes it helps to see you are actually doing the right thing, it just takes practice.
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#8
I'm still not completely sure if it's proper technique, but if you rest your picking hand on the bridge, it might make it a lot easier. I've been playing for five months, and I can't pick fast when my hand is floating, but when it's resting on the bridge I can easily tremolo pick.
#9
i dont know what temolo picking is...
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#10
^^I used to do that but you should try doing it with a floating hand. It gives your hand a lot more freedom and you have to watch out for bad habits since they're pretty hard to get rid of.
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#11
Thinner picks? No.
Floating hand? Yes.
Picking only from the wrist? No.
Using elbow & wrist? Yes (actually, for starters elbow only is better)
Do you have a technique problem? Yes.

The pick stroke:

The pick starts between 2 strings. It moves "through" the picked string and
winds up exactly between 2 strings (I'm using the middle strings to illustrate
of course). As the pick moves "through" the string, you should get the feeling
the string is "elastic" and "rubbery". If it "feels" hard and unyielding, you're
tensing up somewhere when the pick makes string contact.

That's it! (well, there's a bit more to it but that's it in a nushell)

If you have that control on both up & down picks no matter what you play, you
will be well on your way to really picking accurate and fast.