#1
i want to know if generally, your fretting hand or picking hand is better.(im assuming its the fretting hand) like which one makes less mistakes. for me, my fretting hand is wayyyyy better than my picking hand. but thats just because i learned guitar by fingerpicking on my acoustic. i didnt start electric until like 3 months ago. before then i rarely even used a pick. so everytime i play something fast, its my picking that cant catch up. is this the average case?
#2
My fretting hand is just as good as my picking if I'm just doing chords. Overall, my picking hand is much better. I think it's a pretty easy thing to do unless you get too intricate.
#3
if you can fingerpick already why don't you stick with that?

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#4
my fretting hand is better too! its my picking hand that makes the mistakes, the fretting just kinda comes naturally
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if you can fingerpick already why don't you stick with that?

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#6
lol i'd have to say my picking hand is better. I play bass more often now though, and yeah i'm useless at fingerpicking so i use a pick. Dont kill me ><.
#7
i would say my picking hand is better.. My picking hand is not quite as fast, but is more accurate.
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#9
i don'tmake mistakes because im perfect
usually its my picking hand, when it comes to solos they are just hammers and pull offs to make me sound as if im shredding like mr gilbert but i'm actually not
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#10
hmmm..
I guess picking hand doesn't make mistakes since I play punk rock xD
but no really...It makes more mistakes than the fretting hand when I play solos and riffs.
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#11
my picking hand is better, my fretting hand struggles to keep up with particlarly fast licks coz i can't move my fingers fast enough...thats what you get for always cracking your fingers/knuckles while at school...
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#12
my picking hand is better which is why i should get a left handed guitar cuz y left hand strugles on frets
#13
Neither hand is better than the other.

You have to lose the notion that the two hands are separate - when it comes to playing they're a team, they work together and that's what you should concentrate on. The only thing to worry about is how well your hands are co-ordinated. If your playing is sloppy or you're missing notes it's not because one hand is "faster" or "slower" than the other - it's because you haven't been working hard enough on synchronising the two.
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Neither hand is better than the other.

You have to lose the notion that the two hands are separate - when it comes to playing they're a team, they work together and that's what you should concentrate on. The only thing to worry about is how well your hands are co-ordinated. If your playing is sloppy or you're missing notes it's not because one hand is "faster" or "slower" than the other - it's because you haven't been working hard enough on synchronising the two.



Or one hand is not as developed as the other. Example: My whole left side is underdeveloped.
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Or one hand is not as developed as the other. Example: My whole left side is underdeveloped.

You've just missed my point entirely there
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#17
Neither hand is very good yet (I'm very much a beginner), but overall, my picking/strumming hand is in much worse shape than my fretting hand. I'm a lefty but I play a right handed guitar, so my dumb hand is the one on the strings.

In fact, for quite a while, if I flipped my guitar over Hendrix style, I found it easier to play. My strumming & picking was much better, and my fretting really wasn't much worse. I've finally progressed enough that now I find it more difficult to pick/strum with my left hand, but not by a great margin.
#18
Well Idk...I think for me it's equal because I'm at the point where I'm learning sweep picking and tapping and those require both to be equal. But when I'm just messing around and playing scales all over and such generally my fretting hand messes up more than the picking... It just really depends on what I'm playing but they're pretty equal and In my opinion both should be about equal
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You've just missed my point entirely there



Nah, You said that practicing both hands in sync is more important then individuality.

Still, during techniques like...legato say. It'd be smart to practice just the fretting hand but overally sync is important.
#20
Depends how tired I am. Sometimes one hand is worse than the other and vise-versa.
#21
That's a weird question, the picking hand is for pick the strings and the other for fretting, each one has its own purpose.

I think the question should be: "How good is your picking hand synchronized with your fretting hand?" and vice versa.
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#23
mine both suck, but my picking hand sucks slightly worse.. it gets behind sometimes too
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