Most players use the "pointy" end of the plectrum, but did you know that you can turn the pick around sideways for a unique and softer sound? It's an old trick adopted by funk and R&B guitar players when they needed to modify their rhythm guitar playing sounds on the fly. Don't forget to try this technique for your lead guitar playing as well, especially if you're looking for a softer attack.
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