i don't know if it's my playing or my ernie ball strings, but i have really bad string squeak. is there a technique i can practice to fix this, or anything? :\

(edit, i use steel strings, EG)
I think Talc isn't the answer, it'll just clog up the winds and dullen the strings.

Have you tried GHS Fast Fret?
I don't use it "to play faster" but more of the fact it extends my string life, but found it reduces the squeak from sliding (somewhat)

Flat wounds reduce finger noise too...

Hope that helps.