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HELP With Grazing Strings! Plucking Technique

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by pappas, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. pappas


    Aug 12, 2012
    Does anyone have any exercises for plucking hand accuracy? I've been playing for 3 years, love it, and actually started taking lessons a few months ago on technique, reading and theory. When I started, I never imagined the plucking hand would give me the most aggravation but it does. The pros make it look soooo easy, hahaha. GRAZING STRINGS really pisses me off. I can learn a tune and get the fretting hand down pretty good but the string grazing seems not as easy to tame. I've made some real progress since I started and, I know maybe in time this problem will become less and less but it pisses me off. Maybe it's my strap height, maybe I need to do some exercises, maybe I'm just impatient, I dunno. Once in a while I'll even miss a string, like in a 12 bar blues when I go back up to the E string, STRIKE ONE!
  2. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Practice. Just practice. You know, play stuff around, songs you like, whatever; untill you get tired (but not with pains)
    There's really nothing else to do.
  3. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York

    Same with slap and pop. What I do is play mindlessly while watching tv when it comes to picking technique. It works for me

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