Long time youtube channel follower, recent subscriber, first time poster
So I have been on a mission since May to get out of my legato rut and get my picking together and have been experiencing some (non linear but exciting) progress. That said there is a bit I am really blocking on at the moment.
Big EJ fan over here so really keen to get those fives down, as well as the myriad other penta runs possible with a good DWPS technique, but I am having trouble with the 2 consecutive downstrokes sections across two strings, or mini sweeps. Whenever I start to go for faster tempos I find it very hard to stop it turning into one fudged down stroke that just smushes straight through and runs away from my left hand. Often times after attempting this, it stays nasty when I go back down to a more moderate tempo. Anyone have this problem or have any tips for how to control that motion?
As pointed out in one of the cascade seminar clips, EJ himself doesn’t seem to think of it in terms of sweeps and possibly just views it as an extension of his ‘bounce’ technique… as he puts it, and subsequently, when i try to think of it less as a fluid motion and try it a bit more heavy handed then it does get a bit better, but I find it hard to imagine breaking through to the higher tempos going about it that way.
P.S. Big thanks to the guys at CTC, the free content alone has been a massive boon, love what you guys are doing for the craft!