#1
I posted a thread on here a while back about my pick "jumping" over the strings.

I still have this problem, I HATE IT! I wanted to fix it and a guy told me: "It sounds like you're reacting AGAINST the strings rather than reacting WITH them," and I forgot to ask...

What does he mean??

Also, if this could help me out with fixing the problem, could curling my fingers under and dragging my pinky against the strings affect my playing in a bad way?
If ur ears aint ringin...ur doin it wrong

#2
Quote by guitarist10
"It sounds like you're reacting AGAINST the strings rather than reacting WITH them," and I forgot to ask...

What does he mean??


LOL. That was me.

When you initiate contact with a string, you're applying a force to it. The string
in turn is applying a force back. If you're not in tune with that reverse force it's
going to seem like you're fighting the string, or the string is really unforgiving
and hard, or your pick gets "caught" -- or perhaps your symptom where your
pick goes careening off the string without much control.

You might hear some players say "play from the string". I think this is what
they're talking about. The pick seems to glide over it and the strings have a
rubbery quality that allows you to get all kinds of dynamics out of it.

It's hard to describe. Mostly one can just point the way. You kind of have to search
for it in yourself and when you find it you'll recognize it.
#3
AHH that was YOU! LOL!

Well, thanks for the tip both THEN and NOW!
If ur ears aint ringin...ur doin it wrong

#4
Yeah...I've never actaully notice it but i tried curling my fingers....
and that's not going work for me..either.

My figners are open when playing using a pick.
Sometimes my pinky acnhor itself to the bottom of the pick up

The picks is like my thumb when I alternated between strings
just like using PMI picking.

or just pratice, ain't talking about luv.
#5
Quote by guitarist10
AHH that was YOU! LOL!

Well, thanks for the tip both THEN and NOW!


emphasis in wrong places should be WAS and AND

and what on earth do you mean by 'curling your fingers under the strings' and 'dragging your pinky against the strings'

how on earth do you play like that?
#6
I think he means curling his fingers under his palm, as opposed to keeping them open, but when he does that, his pinky drags across the strings when he plays.

I just started playing with my fingers curled. You just gotta keep practicing, and notice when you DO brush against the strings, correct it then and there. You don't want to develop bad habits.

Just some consistent and good practice is all you need. You'll get it.
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