#1
I have been working on my picking accuracy lately and have been getting frustrated as my finger speed increase, but my picking hasn't caught up. I read a little bit, and found out that I was holding the pick wrong( between the tip of my thumb and tip of my index finger). It felt really awkward when I changed how i held the pick, but ive gotten used to it, and it really helps. JUst thought I share that, and see if this has happened to anyone else?
#2
Well recently I've been really wary of the way I hold the pick. Where did you get the information on the correct way to hold it? I can't tell if it feels uncomfortable because I'm trying to play too fast or because I'm not doing it right.
#3
yeah, for me it wasnt finger placement that got me, it was my picking. but after non-stop practicing of 1234 1234's i got it together.
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#4
Not me. It happened oppositely for me. I have pretty great accuracy and stuff with the pick, but I'm not the fastest on the fretboard.
#6
I kinda suck ballz with a pick i miss strings and stuff and ive been playing for 4 years but im pretty good fingerpicking but then again I'm a bassist on the side
#7
aww crap, I'd been holding it with the tips of my fingers too

I guess I'm going to have to start breaking the habit. This is a bittersweet realization. Hopefully I'll get better now though.
#9
Thats stupid. How could you palm mute like that? I thought there wasn't a proper way to hold a pick and it was all whatever felt right for you. Who picks like that?
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#10
Yeah, I'm a member of the grab it and play group, the only thing I ever did was loosen up my grip on it, I was holding onto that thing so hard it made my playing sound kinda funky, I loosened up and it went fine. Just play, try some different things, keep in mind depending on how you are playing holding the pick differently may be helpful, I find myself holding a pick a bit differently if I'm playing fast or playing a lot of rhythm sections, just go with what is comfortable, guitar should be smooth, like another arm, not uncomfortable and ankward, like 8 arms would be.
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#11
Ive always held my pick like that picture, instinctively
Good for me
#12
lol i used to hold it like Hetfield the '3 finger grip' but that way i coudln't do pinch harmonics so i changed and now i'm whippin 'em out left right and centre
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