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June 7, 2011

Be the Pick

Caddyshack

“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”. (more…)

Jim Bowley is a professional guitarist, teacher and blogger. A native of Baltimore, he has over 30 years of playing experience and an advanced degree in Music Education from Towson University. Jim lives in Bel Air, MD where he maintains a thriving private lesson studio and performs with his band, Remains of Radio.

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