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 #127597  by ricepr
 Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 am
or is it sometimes called tremolo picking?

How to hold pick?

I usually practice slow and then speed things up, figuring I can always go faster if I got it down. But here the whole thing is going faster so....
 #127600  by ebick
 Mon May 06, 2013 8:56 am
ricepr wrote: But here
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 #127604  by strumminsix
 Mon May 06, 2013 9:38 am
Here's how I have done it successfully or seen it done successfully:
1) either super thick pick with 0 play or super thin pick that wafts like tissue. No more mediums
Assuming the thicker
2) hold: choke up on the pick almost like you could get a pinch harmonic
3) strum: over the fingerboard almost where the tension is different

practice, practice
 #127616  by NQL
 Mon May 06, 2013 3:11 pm
Check out the mandolin and Django players, they have it down.