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Pick angles

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by Lola, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Lola

    Lola

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    This video really caught my attention along with this guys other videos.

    Food for thought.

     
  2. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    Pickslant is essential for consistency and efficiency. Period. A parallel pick to the orientation of the string creates an inconsistent jump which can never be made consistent. The angle (aka pick-slant) makes the string skip with predictability.
     
  3. Dorian2

    Dorian2

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    I like watching those Troy Grady vids. Has lots of good info on various techniques by different players re: pick angles. I use a variety of angles depending on what I'm going for in sound. Both for electric and acoustic. At this point I just do it automatically without thinking about it, but it's always fun to self diagnoses. I find when you do figure out exactly what you're doing you can change it up by approaching it slightly differently. As long as you have a very solid standard basis to your picking approach.
     
  4. Lola

    Lola

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    I have never heard of this guy before. I watched this video all the way through(which in itself is amazing) and all though I knew that pick angle is important it was never a priority on my list but now I realize that this is not the case.

    I am still practicing the spider before I attempt to play anything else and now I can add this right after to my practice regime.

    Definitely never be able to shred as fast as this guy plays but I know with practice my speed will pick up somewhat.
     

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