I'm working on an audition piece, and I've found that I like the sound of it with a pick. It has a tone that I think will work well with the song. The only issue is that I don't use a pick much, and so haven't practiced much with it. The problem I'm facing is that the accents just aren't very accented. Is there any key to getting the dynamics to pop with a pick? I know people will say "Practice, practice, practice, practice..." ad infinitum, but the issue I face is that even when I pick with as much power as I can muster (which I'm fairly sure is going to hurt me if I do it too much), I can barely hear any difference in the dynamics, so I'm pretty sure it's a matter of something I'm doing wrong as opposed to something I'm not doing enough of. Any help will be greatly appreciated.