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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

practicing alot of picking excersises lately and i am gettin there gradually [still slow as **** by shred standards]

but when playing single string exercises its almost as if i have no control over my wrist as if it were trembling , possibly because i dont anchor and i used to

also ive noticed that when picking one string my technique slightly changes , it goes from wrist going right to left ie. <----- -----> it then goes to a kind of motion like that except the would be coming out your screen kind of like a flicking movement

im not sure what to do my thumbs is 2mm in around off the strings and my wirst is contacting at the bone opposite the thumb and the meaty part below your pinky about 1/2 of that area

my hand from wrist to bottom of fingers is pretty masiive so and v got longer than average finers which further confuses things

Anyone got any advice??
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Re: Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

I would say your probally limp wristed
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Re: Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

It's hard to tell what the problem is without actually seeing your picking action, but I'm thinking you're trying to make your wrist move in a way that it cannot naturally do.

Do you pick best from the wrist? What I mean is, what action allows you to pick one note, one string the fastest? You should be focusing on that and bringing it under control rather than trying to force your hand to move in a way that it doesn't want to.

I spent YEARS attempting to copy Paul Gilbert's picking technique, but in the end I finally accepted that I am not a floating hand, wrist-picking kinda guy. Since I realised that and focused on the movement that I pick best with, I've been able to slow down that movment, get it under control then gradually speed it up again.
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Re: Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

[QUOTE=Wild_Child;822945]It's hard to tell what the problem is without actually seeing your picking action,QUOTE]

ill try get a vid up tomorrow or tuesday
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Re: Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

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I spent YEARS attempting to copy Paul Gilbert's picking technique, but in the end I finally accepted that I am not a floating hand, wrist-picking kinda guy. Since I realised that and focused on the movement that I pick best with, I've been able to slow down that movment, get it under control then gradually speed it up again.
Exactly, there is no wrong way to do it, just look at Marty Friedman.
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Re: Weak Wrist or Bad technique?

i cant alt pick on 1 string withoutmy hand just losing control like the pic is slipping off the string its liek theres a weight attatched to my hand or something
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