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Old 2005-01-10, 18:01
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Newb question

Ive already tried the search function but didnt get a smart answer..

Holding the pick... Yes I am sorry I have to ask ;-)

My guitar teacher told me to hold it between index and thumb tip but on lots of different sites they tell you to hold it between the joint of your thumb and index. I dont want learn wrong from the beginning. Naturally I feel that the "tip" version is better but Ive heard that the other is faster... Whats the truth?

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Old 2005-01-10, 18:03
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the truth is...whatever is comfortable to you
theres no right way look at marty freidman he picks fucking wierd as hell but it works for him doesnt it!
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Old 2005-01-10, 18:12
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Exactly..

People say I pick wierd.. I never noticed I just did whats comfertable... I manage to trem pick fine and sweep as well, also pinch harmonics are no problem. So do what YOU want..
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Old 2005-01-10, 19:06
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Do whatever, my technique is very odd, I use middle, index, and thumb. But usualy my index comes of the pick during sweeps and high speed stuff, I actually find I have a much greater area of movement with the thumb/middle. Don't think, PLAY.
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Old 2005-01-10, 21:37
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my thumb points toward the neck parallel to the strings, and my index finger points towards my pickups, usually with about 1mm of the pick actually being used against the strings. but thats just my way, it depends what your playing and how you want it to sound.
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Old 2005-01-10, 21:41
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it depends what your playing and how you want it to sound.

thats a good point, I know I can get this kinda "shimmering" effect if I hold the pic a bit differently and kinda slide the pic on its side (towards the ground) on the string instead of picking it
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Old 2005-01-11, 03:51
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Thx of the info!
In that case ill just keep on playing index tip/ thumb tip which suits me pretty fine.
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