Watch the Energy and Power online guitar lesson by Massimo Varini from Pop Guitar Survival Guide
When you play, often you do it for someone who is listening. When someone listens to what we're playing they receive a message. The message is what we are trying to convey with the way we play, whether it be a difficult solo or a simple strumming. Playing with the right pick and the proper position allows us to use the entire dynamic provision of the instrument. If you need to play delicate to send a message to our listeners, if it is to play with power and energy to run a song that requires this, we can dump a lot of energy on the strings but let the instrument sound good, and therefore without compromising the sound with the buzz of the strings over the frets or other unpleasant sounds.