How many of you have done it?
I joined a new band and it involves A LOT of really fast alternate picking on the lower strings and doing it with my old picking style(that I've done for 20+ years) is really taking it's toll fast. I've had tendonitis for ten years now and I've always kept it at bay with stretching and what not but now that I'm doing this faster and more "precise" stuff, it's coming back with a vengeance!
I switched up my picking technique and it really helps but now I almost feel like I'm starting over with playing. Not that I was very good to begin with. However, in doing so, I can alternate pick like a mother fucker! But, chords and shit like that feel weird and awkward when I strum them. Even simple power chords. They just don't seem to have any "power" to them, so to speak.
So if any of you have done this, did you catch on to it fairly quickly?
My old picking style:
Vs. the new:
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I suffer from Tendonitis aswell, and I still find your old method works best for me in both rhythm and lead playing I do believe it would be handy as fuck to be able to use both styles though. I can't get away with your new style at all, but I should practice it.