#1
I hang my fingers out when I pick, and tense them up when I play something really fast (the spider riff in MoP for example). I have been trying to not tense up like that, I don't really try it just happens.

EDIT: I just noticed that I don't tense up anymore. I just started trying breaking that habit about 2 weeks ago.

Is that bad, is there a more efficient way of picking?
Last edited by Masonpwiley at Feb 22, 2008,
#2
i used to think there was a "correct" way of picking...

then i discovered who Marty Friedman was... just do what feels right
#3
Quote by just17n8
i used to think there was a "correct" way of picking...

then i discovered who Marty Friedman was... just do what feels right


How does Marty Friedman pick?
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#5
Quote by _BucketHead_
He slaps his balls against the fretboard


no... thats tapping...

and i dont know how to explain... just look up some vids or photos of him
#6
It doesn't sound like you've having a picking problem. You just need to build up your speed. I recommend using a metronome. Play the song slower, then slowly bump up the tempo after you're comfortable with playing at that speed.
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#8
there really isnt a proper way to pick.

try not to anchor (even that is debatable, but it cant hurt you not to, thats for sure).

comfort is key.

marty Friedman is a great example (above)
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#10
Wow Marty Friedman does it really weird.

The reason I ask is because everyone in my guitar class at school picks with their fingers together, and I didn't notice I did it differently until recently.
Last edited by Masonpwiley at Feb 22, 2008,