OK, I have a few questions about picking hand style vs. speed and accuracy and such. OK, so last night while playing, I was trying to force myself to use the "closed relaxed fist/shredder" method of picking hand, for lack of a better word. If it's just open notes and runs, I can kinda get the hang of it, but if I'm trying to do any sort of palm mutes whatsoever, I just can't do it. How do some of you guys do ANY palm muting worth a damn with that kinda picking hand. I feel like with my picking hand closed in a relaxed fist, my knuckles are in the way of where I want to palm mute. For me, I have to have my middle, ring, and pinky fingers kinda just dangling in order to do any good palm mutes. But then when I try to do palm muted single note fast runs, I feel like my pick placement is just out of whack. I feel like in other aspects of my playing, those 3 dangling fingers are holding me back. I feel like I've used them as a crutch to get more downward force when strumming, and just as an anchor to know where I am when picking. But I feel like I really want to progress my technique further lately. Any tips to keeping that hand kinda closed, and STILL be able to do palm mutes and stuff.