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Old 08-08-2001, 09:19 PM
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Is it better to hold the pick w/ index-thumb, or the tripod method? I have always used the tripod, and noticed that few others do. Does this inhibit speed and/or accuracy? I also anchor w/ my little finger(no-no, i know).
Any opinions out there? Thank u.

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Old 08-09-2001, 06:47 AM
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The way that you hold the pick doesn't really matter. It does but it doesn't. I know anchoring is bad but so many guitarist do it. As long as you can play fluidly and comfortably it doesn't really matter
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Old 08-09-2001, 10:30 AM
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scuse guys...
whats with anchoring???
i usually anchore with my little finger or second little finger... ecept for chord/power chords etc...
y is that bad???


cos if u dont anchore how do u keep ur hand in the right spot?!?!?!
im confused...
l8a dudes...
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Old 08-09-2001, 10:49 AM
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Last time, I was figuring out what was the right way to hold the pick.

You wanna' hold the pick it is up to your style but the preference is more to comfortable. Some may hold the pick this way
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or
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with your left hand.

And again depends on what kind of songs or music do you play. Say, lead and rythm is different from the way you control the grip to hold the pick especially when playing lead, you need to find out which is the best position, which is more comfortable and smooth, which is more accurate when picking and less sloppy sound created. And not to forget, your palm that hold the pick must also be flexible and must be in a comfortable position. Comfortable is up to you... less sloppy, less injury, smooth and easy for you pick to move from string to string.

[Edited by emmanuel79 on 08-09-2001 at 10:53 AM]
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Old 08-09-2001, 01:55 PM
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what ever feels comfy man.
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Old 08-09-2001, 02:07 PM
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Thro the years all the guitatest that i've seen useing,
a Anchoring style with pinky or little finger with the right,hand were finger style guitarests.


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Old 08-09-2001, 03:54 PM
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I think it depends on your own personal preference. Personally I hold mine with the thumb and first finger and don't anchor anywhere and I hold the pick sideways and use the edge instead of the tip. It changes constantly depending on the song and the dynamics you're using though. Same thing with the pick; if I'm strumming I'll switch to a lighter, large pick but if I'm playing fast leads I use a small hard one.
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