#1
Well, I've been practicing and I just noticed something: When I pick, hold my fingers away from the strings firmly, but not tense, it helps my picking just a bit.

I think it might be because it stabalizes my muscles a bit better.

Anyways, could this compliicate things later on, when I speed up more? Maybe even cause injury?
#2
You mean on your picking hand?
I think I do that too.
I wouldn't worry about it.
If it's comfortable, then that's good.
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#3
I've been told that's actually proper technique for speed picking, so I can't imagine it would hurt.
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#5
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I've been told that's actually proper technique for speed picking, so I can't imagine it would hurt.


Wow really?

Hopefully someone like Bangoodcharlote (spelling?) or :-D will post that.
#7
Do u mean like fanning out your fingers?Cause if so I do that to where as I used to hold onto the high e string but ever since I have fanned out my fingers my technique has improved drastically,so if thats what u mean then I say it helps.