Hi, I've realized that my picking technique is very poor, and is the biggest thing holding back my playing. I'm getting into jazz/funk..and I have never been able to develop any kind of speed in my playing. I'd like to be able to do quick 16th note jazz lines like Rodney Jones, benson, etc.. I've noticed that my right forearm (right-handed) always gets very tense and tightens up when I pick....for those of you who are able to pick fast, is your arm completly relaxed?? I'm thinking I may have to re-invent my entire technique that's been embedded in my brian for 14 years....yikes!