#1
Where is a really good spot to place my hands during picking? I've been playing guitarr for around 4-5 months and still miss strings while picking because I move my hand around to much. I've seen some place their middle, ring, and pinky at the high E string and use their thumb and pointer to hold the pick while strumming various strings. I just feel like I suck because I miss strings alot and or hit strings I dont need to hit. =(
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#2
Rest your palm on the bridge or near it so it doesn't mute anything. Does a pretty good job for me
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#3
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Rest your palm on the bridge or near it so it doesn't mute anything. Does a pretty good job for me

Thanks. I'll have to break my sucky habit. =)
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#4
Plant your pam on the bridge with a considerable amount of firmness...and use mostly your wrist for your picking motion..it really helped me...and i had the same problem as you too.
#5
I plant my pinky below the highest E-string, i remember reading somewhere that you shouldn't do this though because it can be debilitating when you pic... or thats what i assume...
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#6
Here's what I do-

'Top' 3 strings (EAD) - Don't rest the hand anywhere. Keep it floating above the strings.

'Bottom' 3 strings (GBE) - Rest the base of the hand VERY LIGHTLY on the 'top' strings.

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#8
either rest it by the bridge like people have said, or have your pinky against the guitar under all the strings, Like on my Les Paul, i could rest my pink and ring finger against the pick guard to hold my hand steady

And if you decide to use no pick as some people do or if you wanna play bass eventually
either rest your thumb along the top of the body or on the Low E string wile you bicycle on other strings
#9
if you play close to the neck you get a warmer sound. if you play near the bridge you get a brighter sound. i usually rest my hand above the strings or on nothing.
#10
Mostly I rest my hand on the bridge, it gives me a nice anchor point to play faster. But if I really need that warmer tone from playing near the neck, I'll just leave my hand free, maybe anchor my pinky on the pickguard. Just experiment with these different techniques and see which one feels more comfortable.
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