#1
Hello guys,

I have recently started playing lead with the pick. Before I played with my fingers (not fingerstyle I only used my thumb and I did downstrokes only ). With the pick my problem is that sometimes I miss the strings. I mean it happens in awkward places. I can play most of the song with no problem using the pick and suddenly when you least expect it I miss a string. I'm also in a bit of dileema with holding the pick. I hold it with my thumb and index finger and does it matter how much of the pick I expose. Does exposing little of the pick give you better control. Do I have to hold the pick in an angle.
Any help would be much appreaciated. Thanks

EDIT: Also when I play fast songs like mortal kombat. I keeping tapping my middle finger on the acousitic guitar and that makes like a drum nois . Is balance important as well.
Last edited by universalsameer at Apr 2, 2008,
#2
well im not an expert or anything but as far as i know, exposing less of the pick gives you better control. as far as holding it at an angle, i think it varies from person to person.
chances are things will get better with plenty of practice
#3
less pick for more control and speed and do what ever comes naturally and feels comfortable that's what I do