Wegen m150 pick techniques (tremolo content)
Let me preface this by letting you know I am a begginer.
So I just received a pack of Wegen m150 picks and I gotta say, I found them pretty
revolutionary. For reference I had been using a 1mm dunlop. I never really apprieciated how much variation in tone a beveled edge would cause. Even a slight change in pick direction seems to cause a massive difference in sound. I'm really interested to hear other m150 users out there make use of this. When chopping I tend to angle the pick down a little and I've found this makes a big improvement to the 'chuck' sound that I get. By opening the pick up so that the leading edge is angled above the peg head I get a louder sound for picking leads. What I'm most interested to hear about is how you all use this pick for tremolo, as I've found it has really helped me out. By bracing my forearm just above the tail piece a little tighter than usual and angling the pick down a little I've found the glancing motion created by the beveled edge has helped me develop a quicker yet more rhythmic tremolo than I had previously been able to accomplish. It is not quite as loud as I might like, but I can gain a little volume by opening the angle up a bit once I get going.
While on this subject I'd like to talk a little about tremolo technique. As mentioned my new approach is to brace a little more than usual and kind of tighten up a little around my forearm and wrist. I use a kind of whip/wobble motion to get my wrist moving fast while trying to keep it even. My worry is that although my elbow doesn't move, I feel as though some of the movement might be generated there (I know this is bad), as it feels a little tight. Anyone else experience this? I do try and focus on loosening my wrist while doing this, but it's tough!
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