Hah! Er...I mean, I feel your pain and your shame. Let it out sister...Gilliangirl said:I'm a pinky planter and I hate myself for it.
I agree with you 100 percent. So many great players do their own thing very well, often times with spectacular results. I am going down this route of learning to hold my pick "properly" and removing the pinky plant in the interest of self improvement.washburned said:So what's more important, style or technique? If people like what you play the way you play it, who cares?
Here is a close representation of what I am attempting to switch to in terms of holding a pick. The funny thing is that this is Lesson 1, apparently.Ripper said:Just out of curiosity, what is the proper hold for a pick? I have to admit I'm a pinky planter.
I didn't even want to go there just yet...its the other part of the equation in my guitar playing that equals a train wreck. Apparently, I'm supposed to believe that left hand activity doesn't require an incredible amount of strength, and that my speed and dexterity would improve if only I would release the death grip from around the neck of my guitar. :wink:MaxWedge said:Thanks for bringing this up. Now about my hanging thumb. That's never going away.
Kirt pinky plants? Hmm, funny Satch allowed that.SCREEM said:no PP here, I started out as a teen playing mostly metallica and slayer stuff wich require lots of palm muting with fast alternate picking, so the bridge was my anchor.
The funny thing is that metallica was doing the PP thing and I tried but couldn't get the hang of it...slowed me down too much
Hmmm... Someone should have told my old guitar teacher that.lolligagger said:Here is a close representation of what I am attempting to switch to in terms of holding a pick. The funny thing is that this is Lesson 1, apparently.