We all REMEMBER those days when we first picked up the guitar and tried to play it with a guitar pick. It felt somewhat unusual and the pick was difficult to control.
EXPERIENCING moments like this most of us draw a fatal conclusion.
We decide to grip the pick a little tighter…
By deciding to grip the pick a little tighter we cause UNCONSCIOUS MUSCLE TENSION. This tension is subtle and cannot be felt by the body but it definitely exists.
The MUSCLES of the picking hand, lower arm, upper arm, shoulder and upper back get somewhat TENSE.
We ignore this because this kind of tension does not cause pain, but this TENSION severely LIMITS our PICKING SKILLS.
To INSTANTLY RELAX all these muscles is incredibly SIMPLE.