Help in adjusting pick for upstrum
Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:55 AM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 10:24 AM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:06 PM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:34 PM
Keep your hand relaxed on the down stroke like it is falling past the strings. At the end of its' arc, if your hand is properly relaxed your hand will naturally turn slightly outward so that the pick is pointing on around a 45 angle between guitar and floor. Use the natural rebound in your wrist to start the upwards strum. Your wrist is turning as you strum like you were opening a door. The arc of the wrist turn will lift the pick off the strings around the 3 or 4 string. It should be a very natural relaxed movement. You can practice it in the air a couple of times to make sure you stay relaxed. Picking is a combination of for arm and wrist, mostly wrist. Hope that helps.
Posted 19 December 2006 - 10:00 PM
Another advantage is that it makes changing chords easier during the upstrum - often you can even upstrum on all open strings in between chords and it'll sound okay.
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