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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Steve Morse picking technique

I have a little question. Steve morse holds his pick with three fingers. I do both the techniques. 2 fingers and 3 fingers. I prefer the 3 finger technique in terms of tone and string skipping. Im wondering if steve morse angles his pick. If yes, does he angle it up or down. It looks like he hits the string parralel, but thats so hard. He uses heavy picks, and with parralell hitting, it is almost impossible to play as fast as he does. I want to play that fast too. so... Does anybody know how he angles it?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 02:44 AM
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Re: Steve Morse picking technique

Honestly I've never been able to hold the pick with any more than my index finger and thumb. My advice is to keep experimenting and go what works for you. Lots of practicing with a metronome and trying to keep your picking arm/hand loose will help you get that speed up.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 05:41 AM
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Re: Steve Morse picking technique

As far as I know, Steve Morse is one of few flatpickers. But holding the pick the way he does is not easy, his thumb seems to be 7" long...

As said above, do it your way. That's a good way to be able to play, otherwise you risk forcing an injury on your priceless hands and arms.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: Steve Morse picking technique

Steve has a great technique where he uses his pinky on the volume and swells into each note. It has taken more then a few hours for me to get the hang of this and still dont have the smoothness that SM has.

Funny thing is that after playing for 25 years I only recently discovered SM and how really awesome his playing it.

-Clearly this doesnt have anything to do with SMs pick technique but just thought Id share!!!
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