Hello fellow guitarists. Longtime lurker, first time posting.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
I have been having an incredibly difficult time making any progress on my picking technique. It’s so sloppy! Constantly tripping over strings, missing strings completely. My hand really just has a mind of its own and my pick grip never stays the same. I’ll start with a good picking motion, then the pick just ends up spinning to the side slowly and i lose my grip. When I try and tighten my grip my wrist/forearm starts to hurt. Also I have a really hard time with applying too much pressure to the back of the neck with my thumb. Most of the time, i feel tension in my forearms and wrists pretty much right away… so I know I’m doing a lot wrong. I don’t want to continue hurting myself, but I also don’t know what exactly I need to fix.
When playing the first 8 notes of the pop tarts lick, i max out at 96/100bpm. My form starts to break.
When playing the yngwie 6s [13 10 12 13 12 10], i cant go faster then 63bpm.
I’ve watched the entire pickslanting primer and everything seems to make sense but i just cant seem to do anything right.
heres a video of my asscrack picking. any help/advice would be appreciated.
i do some economy picking 5s, pop tart [12 15 14 12] yingwing 6s 13 10 12 13 12 10.
it’s kind of all over the place… but i tried.
go easy on me.