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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Recently my teacher pointed out that my shouler was tensing up when I picked fast. I was wondering what peoples picking techniques were like and if anyone knew any decent solutions to this problem.
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Your shoulder? You must get pretty tensed up. Step 1) Relax /Step 2) Lots of practice /Step 3) Post in the correct forum.
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Deep breeding helps out a lot
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Freudian slip?
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My God I hope so.
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So, it's a sexual thing?
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Your shoulder? You must get pretty tensed up. Step 1) Relax /Step 2) Lots of practice /Step 3) Post in the correct forum.
ROTFLMAO !!
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GAWD !! u r funny...
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Yeah, you pretty much just have to relax and let it flow. Don't try and force it with your arm.
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Lots of people pick angry. That slows you and it is less accurate. Remember let your anger be a red balloon and let it foat away. Floating...floating..
Ok I know it doesn't work.
Just relax.
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Re: Picking technique

"Deep breeding helps out a lot"

"So, it's a sexual thing?"

"Yeah, you pretty much just have to relax and let it flow. Don't try and force it with your arm."

Umm, yeah, whatever you say...
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Well, you've managed to bring this thread off-topic at least. :-D
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Re: Picking technique

Practice slow enough that your shoulder is not tensing up, and only play at that speed (yes, this sucks, yes you have to do it, yes it's the only way). Eventually you will be able to play a little (tiny) bit faster without tensing up, and you have to work it up. But always start at the first speed you did without tension.

This takes a long time (weeks, months), yes it sucks but it will be worth it. Your picking will be faster and more accurate, you will be able to play for longer periods of time and improve at a faster rate. Your choice.
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Deep breeding helps out a lot
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