I've always had a bit of a problem with my right hand, but have managed to get it to the point that I can play pretty much anything with what I think is a pretty inefficient technique. The problem is I'm worried about not being able to play this way in the long run if I end up wearing out joints that shouldn't even really be in use for this sort of thing, or even just tiring out during a long set. Here is an example of the kind of the problem. I decided to take the scale run from Metropolis as I think it really highlights the sort of inefficiencies I'm struggling with. (apologies for the really quiet playing, I can't turn up my amp too loud during the day and for some reason the metronome is WAY louder on video, even though it's only just audible over my amp in person) I have been watching some videos of my favourite guitar players and I think that the difference in their playing might not be so much that they're really moving the wrist and not the arm at all, but rather that they're anchoring with the long flat part of the palm and using more rotational movement while leaving the fleshy part under their thumb free to move. I've been experimenting with this and it does seem like it will be more efficient to pick quickly, but I have trouble actually implementing it, especially when changing strings. The pick angle seems to be all wrong. As you can see in the video, it's really a struggle to synch my hands together, especially when changing strings. Is it worth me trying to shift over to this new technique over my old one? I feel like it will set me back so far when I've already got all this lost time to make up for in getting faster.