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01-13-2014 05:55 PM
yonas
Re: Picking hand style

Mostly anchored, but it obviously changes a bit when doing showy stage moves
01-02-2014 12:58 PM
GuitarMechanic
Re: Picking hand style

I use both but 95% of the time it is anchored somewhere
01-01-2014 01:14 AM
Karlkrash
Re: Picking hand style

I pick with my hand ;-)
07-17-2012 10:05 PM
esp128
Re: Picking hand style

For me it's just the opposite. I let my hand float because if I let it rest it feels like it's restricting my wrist motion and slowing me down.
05-20-2012 12:53 PM
JusticeMoose
Re: Picking hand style

I think its harder to have more control of your wrist action when alternate picking when youre floating.
05-18-2012 05:53 PM
RyansJem
Re: Picking hand style

I find floating my hand is awkward
04-25-2012 12:56 PM
Aires
Re: Picking hand style

Mine is a bit random, and depends on what technique I am performing.

Also my picking had begins to get very light on grip as I increase speed to reduce the drag/resistance and to maintain speeds.
04-25-2012 12:11 PM
RG Loyalist
Re: Picking hand style

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Originally Posted by Grimlord View Post
Well I dont exactly rest it on the bridge all the time. I actually anchor my right hand pinky at the corner of the bridge pickup. It's actually a combination of Steve Morse and Petrucci style I guess. This is the most efficient for me, as I create that little bridge over the specific string I am playing and all others around it are muted with the palm and the pinky.
+2 exept, according to the big shiny spot on my satin guitars, my pinky actually moves around alot. As long as it's touching the body I have a point of reference.
04-24-2012 09:27 PM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: Picking hand style

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Originally Posted by Grimlord View Post
Well I dont exactly rest it on the bridge all the time. I actually anchor my right hand pinky at the corner of the bridge pickup. It's actually a combination of Steve Morse and Petrucci style I guess. This is the most efficient for me, as I create that little bridge over the specific string I am playing and all others around it are muted with the palm and the pinky.
+1. couldn't have said it better myself.
04-24-2012 08:34 PM
1010011010
Re: Picking hand style

Most of my hand is on the strings except for thumb/index fingers and the string I'm playing the note on.
03-25-2012 05:17 PM
herecomeschris
Re: Picking hand style

I usually rest my wrist when playing but if I'm doing anything crazy fast (for me that is), I tend to lift my hand and float my wrist.
03-23-2012 12:45 PM
Grimlord
Re: Picking hand style

Well I dont exactly rest it on the bridge all the time. I actually anchor my right hand pinky at the corner of the bridge pickup. It's actually a combination of Steve Morse and Petrucci style I guess. This is the most efficient for me, as I create that little bridge over the specific string I am playing and all others around it are muted with the palm and the pinky.
03-23-2012 12:13 AM
nikm13
Re: Picking hand style

I mainly rest my hand. I used to float my hand when i started playing, but as i got better, i found it harder and harder to play with my wrist floating over the guitar. You cant really pick fast if your hand floats, as your hand moves from the wrist when you pick, and your hand eventually goes haywire, the faster you pick, without a solid "starting point", so to speak.
That being said, some techniques, like sweep picking, are impossible to do unless your hand floats.Of course, unless your name is Paul Gilbert and you have big-arse hands.
03-22-2012 10:03 PM
chrose1201
Picking hand style

I am doing a very non scientific poll about wrist positions. I have always rested my wrist on the guitar, my son plays and he has a floating wrist. I have seen many talented players playing either, or. Fer instance. Mr. Vai I have seen resting his hand, whereas Mr. Hendrix floated his wrist.
What do you do and what are your thoughts (if any) on the subject?

Thanks.

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