Whats up guys. I joined this site a couple weeks ago after feeling like a “plateaued” with my self-teachings. I can play most of the intermediate content decently with my playing already and with my bad habit of palm brushing and lightly anchoring. Mostly on the bass side of the bridge with my thumb pad. Not so much my wrist or a actual “anchor”
If I try to play completely free without any contact with the guitar/mando my accuracy and speed goes to garbage and I cant even play the stuff I could normally play with my ‘bad habit’.
I know its a tough one to break but is there more I can be doing than just the open string picking exercise? What are all the things I can be doing to break this habit fast? Also my hand feels weird when I make a loose fist instead of fanning out my 3 fingers like I am use to doing.
When I started bass the right hand fingering felt foreign but I got that In almost a day of practice (except for 3rd finger/triplets). This picking is going to be a bigger hurdle I can tell… It feels like starting over to be honest. But I want to be a better player and get out of this rutt. I’m noticing how the tension is the biggest thing holding me back right now. Thanks!