After reading this, I realized that I've been just playing with my fingers a lot . When I go to local shops I end up getting jazz III ( the lack and the red ones ) and the thick Dunlop 208's . They always seem to be out or never order the 205's ( those ones that are thick like 208's and still have the pointy tip yet are about the size of the jazz III's ).
I just went ahead and ordered 3 dozen of them and will probably not buy picks again for a while. These are a great size and that thickness and material undeniably yields a boomier note - more note than pick sound. I bought a bone pick once but then I felt crazy and gave to a friend ( I'm left handed and the thing had a groove for you right handed player's pointer finger). There was a jazz III that some guitar center salesman gave me that had a grippy ( skateboard grip tape like texture ) which in theory seemed good but it infallibly resulted in this weird sudden death thing where the angle's fate was sealed by the way I took it off the table... I would literally have to hold it in my other hand and approach grabbing it with my picking hand and however I did it, that was it and it wouldn't budge - seemed too ridiculous. So I'm glad I got this perfect and cheap pick that is just so right for me.
I also bought a neoprene levy's strap which I'm excited to receive. I feel very stoked with gear and now it's just about practicing things that i find or have been told are important or particularly a challenge / a necessary area to address , in ways that are effective. Soon I will be taking a couple of lessons too from a couple people too. I'm experiencing a lot of pleasure in listening and feeling the optimism of the ability to improve technique and vocabulary with the resources I have ( books/lessons / peers ) and the urge to write and chase a feeling ( like when you hear music in another room as you are falling asleep and you hallucinate all these very amazing things the music might actually be or end up projecting these things onto the perceived vagueness of it all... This thing is a dangling carrot . And that doesn't feel bad right now).
After my tax return I'm buying this:
A modest and cool looking little guy to a finally put bass sound on my stuff - aside from the midi fake bass which can be cool ... maybe even see if any one will let me play bass for them¿!?
Also intimidated but ready for the long haul slow process of learning clarinet . It's a fucking horn! One note! Making it sound full and nice , sneaking in and out with the force of air!
Making simple melodies I can play and my own little etudes ( and yes," cooler "more elaborate shit on guitar to support it).
Really there is nowhere for me to hide. There is no choice but music. I have a ton of cool books and everything I need (... I've just purchased 36 of what I consider the most ideal pick for me : I'm clearly desperately hiding from the work at hand !hahahaha).