Guitar Lessons London Plectrum

London Guitar Academy Plectrums @ London Guitar Lessons

No matter which type of music you play, all guitarists want picks that feel good in their hands, don’t slip, and are durable.A guitar pick is a plectrum used for guitars. A pick is generally made of one uniform material; examples include plasticnylonrubberfelt,tortoiseshellwoodmetalglass, and stone. They are often shaped in an acute isosceles triangle with the two equal corners rounded and the third corner rounded to a lesser extent.Thin picks will give you a thinner sound and produce a nice strum effect.  Medium gauge picks sound better for electric.  The medium gauge picks also work well when using acoustic guitars.  I find the thin picks sound good on Acoustic guitars as well, but not so much for electrics.

Thick picks (my preferred choice) work when you really want to dig in on an electric guitar, especially for power chords and rock soloing.  Using thick picks on acoustic guitars will give you a big duller sound, which may sound good depending on what you’re going for.

Exercise 1:

e|-----------------------------------------6-7-8-9---------------|
B|---------------------------------5-6-7-8-----------------------|
G|-------------------------4-5-6-7-------------------------------|
D|-----------------3-4-5-6---------------------------------------|
A|---------2-3-4-5-----------------------------------------------|
E|-1-2-3-4-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-9-10-11-12----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------10-11-12-13----------------------------------------|
G|------------------------11-12-13-14----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------12-13-14-15----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------13-14-15-16----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-14-15-16-17---------------------------------------------------|

Try using your 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th fingers on the frets and use alternate picking with my right hand. Then I suggest is that you run up and down this a few times until you can play it without any mistakes. I would advise on using a metronome to improve your timing aswell, play a note each click and then try 2 notes per click then 4 and so on. Increase the BPM and this will help improve accuracy and speed.

Exercise 2: 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------12-14-------12-14---|
D|-------------------------12-14-------12-14-------12-14---------|
A|-------12-14-------12-14-------12-14---------------------------|
E|-12-15-------12-15---------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------12-15-------12-15--------------------------|
B|-12-15-------12-15--------12-15--------------------------------|
G|-------12-14---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
HENDRIX

JIMI

Guitar Lessons London pupil James Norbury

 



			

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