So these are my first ever video uploads, they aren't very good, the pick didn't seem to want to stay in my hand today, kept getting snags here and there, then again I tend to get anxiety when I record. I know I need a lot of work. I am indeed laying down flat on my back, it makes it a bit harder to play but I'm adjusting to it. I have a pinched nerve in my lumbar spine and I can't sit up to play without experiencing intense pain. I am seeing a surgeon and hopefully I will be in better health soon.
I'm worried that I've been picking the wrong way for far too long, I don't do scalpel picking, just standard alternate picking. I'm trying to use my thumb and index finger and less of my wrist, I also use my pinky to help form a bridge and keep me steady.
In one of Pebber's videos I heard him say that using your pinky in this fashion is OKAY, and I correct on this? Also, does he prefer that his students always use scalpel picking or is regular alternate picking an acceptable alternative? Thank you for the feedback.
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