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Picking is a trifecta of finger memory, pinky relation, and palm base. Mind your pinky position most. Try hooking your pinky under, or resting it near, the high E string to give yourself a point of "reference". This often makes it easier to pick freely while still allowing accuracy, palm/muting, dig-in, and more string reach. This is easier on Gibson style ...


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Some stuff is too fast to just use downstrokes. I will assume that you play metal, the technique isn't used very much outside of those genres. Then one thing to consider is string gauge. It might seem intuitive to have thick strings to pound away on, but a lot of metal players actually use quite thin strings. Then palm muting will be easier both up and ...


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Holding the pick just between thumb and one finger gives enough movement to play across two or three strings without moving the part of the palm that is muting. If you move, say, to the top three strings, then slide the whole hand downwards so that the palm mute part of your hand is over those strings. When you move to the E, A and D strings, slide the ...


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Its tricky, I need to alter my palm mute hand shape and finger position for picking depending on what sound I want. Just play around and experiment until your get the right sound for the most comfort, this will change depending on what your doing & make sure your not tensing your muscles. (If I learn something new I have to repeatedly and consciously ...



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