I just heard a term describing a picking technique for guitar that I hadn't heard before. Can anyone enlighten me as to what circle picking actually is?
After some research, I found an interview with Howard Roberts that describes "circle picking" Q:Exactly what is circle picking?
A:Remember how you'd draw ovals and circles with pencil and paper, and how they'd tell you in school to just use your wrist and not your fingers? Well I use the fingers and the wrist when I pick. You know how most people write by moving their thumb and their forefinger, and so forth? It's that kind of technique - just like writing your name across the strings.
Q:But can that be up and down?
A:Yes it is up and down.
Q:But yours is also circular, so it's more like drawing curliques.
A:That's exactly right.
So far, this is the best description I've been able to find of circle picking. I may revisit this question if I find a better description.