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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/10/2018 12:09 am
Originally Posted by: Baron Schmatz

I practice hard but my right hand is driving me mad. I have absolutely no anchor point for it...

Most of this is just repetitious practice to get the motions refined to the point that it happens automatically. That's why it's a good idea to slow down your motion to the point at which you can do things correctly, cleanly & clearly every time.

Then gradually speed up! :)[br][br]You can try anchoring your palm on the bridge or your forearm on the body of the guitar. Or even your pinky on the body below the strings. But no matter which position you use or try, the bottom line is that you need to focus on just making your right hand pick properly.

You might even take time to just stay on one chord or no chord! And repeatedly pick strings in various simple arpeggio patterns.

Thicker picks can help somewhat. But unless you've got the basic mechanics down it won't help in the end.

Be patient with yourself. :)


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