Great books, Michael!
I believe I may have an issue, and I'm trying to figure it out.
I thought i've had my entire right arm/wrist/hand/fingers/pick in the proper positions,
but when downstroking the high E at (near) 45degree angle with a wide follow through as suggested, my pick hits the body of the guitar. Is this unnatural? So, even though my pick is angled down, should i not be picking down...i.e. should the movement of the pick still be parallel to the body of the guitar? perhaps my positioning is incorrect, and I may to change, so as not to build on bad habits...
I've also found that if I really "choke up" on the pick, where the inside of my first joint of my thumb is literally in the indentation on the wegen, i seem to have more control of that with lead playing, but it feels pretty unnatural for rythym playing.
However, with chocking up on the pick, it ends up straightening my wrist out to where i don't have that 30degree broken wrist thing happening.
I have a feeling I'll be sending over some pics soon.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.