I was hanging out with my friend yesterday who I do gigs with all the time...he's a great guitar player. Well, I told him that I have no chops whatsoever, my technique is crappy, yada yada yada. Well, we talked about it for a while...and then casually he asked me how I hold my pick. I showed him(with the pointy part of the pick hitting the string)...and that's when it all happened... He said "How can you hold your pick like that!? I hate that!!!!"...I said, that's the only way I know! He showed me the way he does it...(puts one of the side corners of the pick out and hits the string with that side)... I said "That looks so uncomfortable!"...he told me to just try it out for the night, and then to tell him today how much faster and fluid my lines will sound...I walked away thinking to myself how am I going to tell him how his technique is no better than mine and this is a stupid idea... well, gee do I feel dumb...he was daaaamn right...I felt like I could play anything at any tempo...I felt flawless... Let me ask you guys, is this a common way to hold a pick or some sort of ancient chinese secret...or have I just been out of the loop or maybe I just never borthered to ask...please fill me in... Thanks!!!