#1
its really been bothering me for quite a long time.
idk if its my picking method or what, but i need to get rid of it.
its REALLY affecting how i play, my picking arm tires out and its difficult to move.
help?
Originally Posted by Death_switch
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#2
just work it out.
my arm starts hurting if im just doing some fast picking for a couple of minutes.
just keep slowing working it out for longer ammounts of time.
or lift weights.
anything that works the arm out.
#3
i tried working out for about a month or two, nothing changed.
and this has been going on for at least 4 months, its been getting worse and worse.
i play death metal, and other stuff like that, i cant...slow down.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?
#6
Quote by eaton1012
try some hand stretches


like what?
i cant think of anything to do for up and down movements...
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?
#7
Less motion, more efficiency translates into accuracy and speed. Most of the motion should be from the wrist to the hand in most cases. The forearm muscles will give you problems for a while, but they will beef up.
#8
whack off more
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#9
Quote by valhallawaitsme
i play death metal, and other stuff like that, i cant...slow down.




Best quote ever.

I think it is probably your picking technique, or where you swing your arm. Watch yourself in a mirror while you play to see if you are doing anything with it that you notice.
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#10
heres what you do:

1. smaller more precise movements (less exertion on the wrist)
2. watch numerous live videos of death metal guitarists (chuck schuldiner) and see what they are doing, you should look very similar
3.practice everyday and up the amount of time you spend speed picking
4. masturbate excessively to even out blood flow
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#11
i do a lottttt of speed picking.
and i can't go as fast when i try other methods.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
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#12
Is your arm tensing up? It shouldn't do that, be relaxed while playing.
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#13
yeah, i noticed that, but i can't...not do it.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?
#14
I used to have the same problem, it turns out I was gripping the plectrum too hard.
#15
Quote by valhallawaitsme
idk if its my picking method or what


whats your picking method?
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#17
i hold the pick with my thumb and index finger, and i kind of keep my hand closed, not tight just not open either.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?
#19
i tried like that.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?
#20
Quote by valhallawaitsme
yeah, i noticed that, but i can't...not do it.

You just gotta start slow and build up speed over the years.. there's no way around it, unfortunately. If you go on like this you'll always be tensing up when you pick fast, probly spazzing out later on. You might end up like Steve Morse or John Petrucci. Petrucci has to massage himself to keep himself from cramping up. Morse apparantly needs heat therapy before gigs (don't quote me on that though).
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#21
A few people in this thread nailed it - less tension and pick from the wrist. If you don't want to slow down and relearn your picking technique, then have fun with arm / wrist pain and maybe carpal tunnel - trust me, well worth it to relearn. It doesn't take that long, I had to do it. Just force yourself to pick from the wrist for a couple weeks and it will start to come naturally. Make sure your arm isn't tense at all either.
#22
ok, ill try that later this week.
im working on a song with my keyboardist, unless i'm having a big problem finishing it, ill put it off.
Originally Posted by Death_switch
Why would anyone learn to read braille through sight? This reminds me of a vending machine I saw with braille on the buttons. I mean what's the point if you can't see what the buttons correspond with?