#1
Well, I have this issue that is annoying me alot. My pick seems like a bike going over the strings. The strings feel like ramps. They pick sort of "jumps" over the strings. When I hit it, my pick doesn't go through it, it seems to jump over it. It kinda feels like trying to go through a brick ramp, it hits, but doesn't go through it just over. How do I fix this? I angle my pick, try not to anchor (still working on it), I use a .96mm pick, and I use light guage strings. I am pretty tired when I play because I take drivers ed and I have to be awake at 5:30 so I can get to school.

Once again, how do I get rid of the "ramp" feeling.
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#2
u prolly hold on to the pick to tight, loosen up.
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#3
Ok, I'll try that when I can stay fully awake... I HATE DRIVERS ED!!!
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#4
Quote by guitarist10
I HATE DRIVERS ED!!!

i feel ya man. maybe try relaxing just a bit and putting more fluidity into your playing. thats what i had to do.
#5
it kidna feels that way when I use a pick thats too light OR too heavy...
maybe just try out some different picks and see what feels most comfortable to you
#6
I have the same problem, I swapped to a set of medium picks (.60 I think?) and that helped me alot also don't let your pick get too far below the strings that could mess you're picking up.
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#7
dont hold it too tight or maybe the gauge is too big???

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#8
You need to have a somewhat firm grip on the pick so it doesn't slip out, it also provides better control over the pick. Just don't grip it to where you have a lot of tension throughout your hand/arm.
#9
Don't angle your pick! Who the hell said to do that? Probably a metal freak(a lot on UG), who thinks he knows everything about guitar (some do, don't get me wrong, most are little boys).
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#10
Quote by guitarist10

Once again, how do I get rid of the "ramp" feeling.


You don't get rid of it with a simplistic "cure" (changing your pick guage).

Basically, you're fighting the strings and really don't appear to have much control
of how you're picking. It's all part of gaining technical proficiency on the guitar.
I'm afraid you're actually going to have to do some practicing and work on it. There's
not a whole lot of help you can get from here without someone actually seeing
what it is you're doing.
#11
Quote by DSchmitty
Don't angle your pick! Who the hell said to do that? Probably a metal freak(a lot on UG), who thinks he knows everything about guitar (some do, don't get me wrong, most are little boys).


Paul gilbert told me to angle my pick in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YvsOKTPaks
#12
"Its all in the wrist." "Loosey goosey."

Don't try to force it through the strings.
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