Easy Tips To Pick Faster And Cleaner

If you’re like just about any guitarist I’ve ever met, you’re trying to figure out a way to pick faster, cleaner, and smoother. It can be incredibly frustrating to get bogged down by physical limitations when you just want to play fiery licks!

In this lesson today I’ll be sharing with you everything I know about right hand technique and placement – small details that will make a big difference in your playing. These techniques are ones utilized by monster players such as Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, and John 5. If it works for them, it can certainly work for you!

0:00 – Start
0:24 – Lesson Intro (get the tabs downloaded here!)
0:58 – Anchoring And Floating With Pink Floyd
1:55 – An Overview Of The Lesson
2:59 – Get Connected With Your Guitar With Anchor Points
4:30 – Resting Fingers On The Pickguard
5:56 – John 5 Style Fingernail Gliding
6:38 – Picking A Muted String
7:05 – Simple Exercises
7:45 – Stability Points In Action
8:40 – Playing With A Soft Curled Fist
9:34 – Pick Selection
10:02 – Details Of Hand, Wrist, And Pick Motion
12:32 – Keeping A Relaxed Body
13:54 – Try Picking A Melody Like “Miserlou”
14:45 – Keep The Exercises Simple
15:09 – Gliding Across String Changes
16:08 – Gliding Through The Spiderwalk
16:25 – Closing Notes


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