Question about picking with thumb-index finger muscles

Hello everyone, I have been watching the Pickslanting primer series and I was wondering if somewhere in Cracking the Code has it been explained the concept of only picking with thumb-index finger motions without wrist motions.

A professor of mine once told me that this way of picking was the most efficient because one uses fewer muscles to actually pick a note etc… In the long run, I noticed that I was lacking speed because of this technique was not for playing fast, hence it actually tires the hand quickly. In reality, most guitarists who play fast use pick slanting techniques and wrist motions to play and not this kind of motion.
Has anyone of you heard of this approach and has tried it or can say something about it? I’m eager to know what y’all have to say about this!

-Carlos

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Welcome to the Forum Carlos and sorry for missing this earlier!

We don’t yet have specific lessons on exclusively finger motion (i.e. without any wrist or arm components), but I did a search on the forum and found a number of related discussions from our community:

https://forum.troygrady.com/search?q=finger%20motion

“Circle picking” may also return relevant results:

https://forum.troygrady.com/search?q=circle%20picking

A theme that comes up often is that, while fingers-only picking should be possible on a single string, multi-string playing seems to always require some additional motion, at the very least for string-tracking purposes.

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