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Question for michael (picking technique)

HennoxLaneHennoxLane Leuven, BelgiumNew
edited January 2010 in Gypsy Picking Posts: 34
Soo, I've been practicing the gypsy picking technique for a while now, but I've still got one little thing I worry about when playing.

The thing is.. when I play (eg. a downstroke) I tend to slide and rest the first knuckle of my index finger (u know, the one behind the nail.. I have no idea what to call it :p) on the adescent strings, when I pick. This isn't causing any real noise or something, but it sure hurt in the beginning. I now have a bit of a hard spot on that knuckle there, but still..

So I was wondering, is this something that is inevitable, is this really a "no-no" - and if so.. How can I remedy it?

anyway, thanx in advance for taking the time to answer! :)

Comments

  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
    Posts: 6,154
    Hi...that's totally normal. Pretty much all Gypsy Pickers rub their knuckles on the strings. You will get callouses after a while.

    'm
  • HennoxLaneHennoxLane Leuven, BelgiumNew
    Posts: 34
    Oh, ... Well alright, I'll keep working on those calluses then !

    thanx for replying so quickly!

    grtz
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