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Malcolm
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Apr 7th, 2016 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Or students
How do oyoutraina person to use his wrist picking/strumming verses their arms?
I have looonnng history fusing my arm and I feel/wonder how much better I could play if done right.

Ideas?

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Apr 7th, 2016 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Remember the old mercury thermometers that doctors used to stick under your tongue?

You have to shake 'em down (the thermometer, not the doctor!) to get the mercury to read low before you use it.

It's that same motion.

Here's somebody's mom to show you how

gdw3

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Apr 7th, 2016 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You would definitely have more economy of motion, which would likely lead to better accuracy.

First thing is, be aware of it. You've already started doing that, and that's a big step.

Hard to tell without being in person, but I imagine one thing you can try is resting your arm on the body of the guitar. If it doesn't move, your wrist has to.

No matter what, start slowly, and notice what you're doing. Looking in a mirror may help. It'll feel weird at first -- all new techniques do.

Also, many people strum with their arm because they think they need that aggressive attack. But that's more for show than sound. You can sound aggressive using your wrist. Turn up, for one thing. Relax, for another. You do not have to crush the strings to get a big sound out of them. Lighten up, and the technique will get better.

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 12:56 PM, Apr 8th, 2016)

Malcolm
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Apr 8th, 2016 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo

I could just envision the pic/video was gonna be a non-oral orifice.

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Apr 8th, 2016 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You know me WELL :o)

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Apr 18th, 2016 10:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Palm muting on the bridge usually keeps the arm travel down. Just about any picking technique can be accomplished like this and particularly in high gain situations to keep the sound from running away on you.It will clean up your sound as well.

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