Hi guys, I’ve a question about right-hand-technique. I try to be a rock-guitarplayer and play mostly solo-guitar and melodies. But of course rhythm guitar I also a part of it. And somehow I’m not satisfied with how I play that. I used to keep my the plectrum between my thumb and middlefinger. Because of the information Pebber Brown gives I’ve chanced that and keep it now between thumb and indexfinger. And that works very well but, not completely, my rhythms stutter so to say. And although I’m not practicing rhythm real hard I’ve improved by the months. I’m sure if I go on this way I’ll get it sooner or later.
But, I’ve another way of playing rhythm to. With my righthand indexfinger I can play very fast and very rhythmic. I never do this because I want to play in the ‘rightway’. So I never practice this. Also other guitarist in the past advised me not to do it this way. But now lately I’ve changed my mind a bid about this. The thought came to my mind that in the proper way I’ll never reach the level of my indexfinger method. It’s like being a right-handed person learning to throw stones with the left hand. Off course there always will be improvement but it will never be as good as to throw with the righthand. And I also take in consideration there are more guitarplayers with unconventional styles. Just think of Wes Montgomery.
So what to do? Go on in the ‘proper way’ of which I’m sure will lead eventually to something good? Or leave this path for an instant better result? And since I never practice this it may become even better.
So I wonder if here someone with similar experiences of if someone has to say something about this?