#1
When i use a pick I tend to use my free fingers (my pinky, my middle and my ring finger since i use my index finger and thumb to hold a pick).

Is this a good habit or a bad habit? What do you people think?

Is it beneficial to my guitar playing?

Thanks.
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#2
Using the pick and your other fingers to pick at the same time is called hybrid picking. It's a useful skill to acquire, though for different pieces you'll probably want to use alternate, economy or fingerpicking.
#3
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Using the pick and your other fingers to pick at the same time is called hybrid picking. It's a useful skill to acquire, though for different pieces you'll probably want to use alternate, economy or fingerpicking.


I've tried hybird picking, but it is rather difficult. (I didn't even know it had a name - it was just something random i tried one day.)
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#4
When you say you "use" your free fingers does that mean you use them to pick other strings?

That's the basics of Hybrid Picking, however it probably isn't the same thing, just the general idea.

I'm going to say it's a bad habit because if you use ALL the time you play guitar, the song wont sound right or it will sound odd. However, if you use it sometimes on finger picking songs then it's fine.

But I say it's bad because the closest way to describe it would be Hybrid picking but like I said before, it's probably only the general idea.
#5
I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it sounds good, and you can avoid doing it all the time. Hell, when I hold a pick I tend to hit the strings more with the fingers holding the pick than the pick itself!
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#6
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I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it sounds good, and you can avoid doing it all the time. Hell, when I hold a pick I tend to hit the strings more with the fingers holding the pick than the pick itself!


That's the main thing, shouldn't be trying to sweep pick later on in life while doing it. Haha.