The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69788   Message #1273674
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
16-Sep-04 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Revolutionary Pick Thinking
Subject: RE: Revolutionary Pick Thinking
Interesting post, John, and something which I have suspected for some time (not that I ever do any serious flatpicking). On the rare occasions when I do try to flatpick, I have to rest my wrist on the bridge, and the tone loss is immediately noticeable.

The strange thing is that I have no problem whatsoever in fingerpicking clean fast and loud without any soundboard contact whatsoever, whereas many (full time professional) guitar players I have seen in concert fingerpick with either their pinky or their wrist anchored. I have always felt they would benefit from learning to play "floating", just as you have done with your flatpicking.

It is heartening to know that bad habits can be overcome with practice.