“Be the ball.”
Ty Webb knew a thing or two about golf. His sage advice to Danny Noonan in Caddyshack has stood the test of time.
Ty understood that in order to be a great golfer, you have to engage the forces of the universe, relax, and let things happen.
As it turns out, the same thing happens in guitar. Sort of.
Just as golf begins with the strike of the ball, guitar playing begins with the strike of the pick to the string. So the type of pick you choose, the way you grip it, and the way you attack the strings with it are critical to your success.
You must “be the pick”.
If you’re a beginner, then choosing the correct pick makes a huge difference in your sound and your “feel” for the guitar. Learning how to wield that little sucker will help out a bunch too, of course.
If you’re an intermediate-level player, you may find that experimenting with different pick shapes, weights and grips uncovers new possibilities.
So follow along as I channel my inner Ty Webb and lay down some of my own sage advice regarding the humble plectrum. Continue reading “Be the Pick” »