It’s been a while since I wrote a technique critique post. But I recently noticed something that I hope CTCers might find interesting: on the “Inside Gilbert” lick, I actually do a rest-stroke on the high note downstroke. This should leave me trapped, yet my pick does a sort of semicircle path that brings me back to the low string without hitting anything (when it goes well). I can bring this up to decent speeds even with 1-2 string skips despite the seemingly large motions (although on this lick I can’t reach my fastest speeds). Also, the rest-stroke is accented and I can’t remove this.
This (rest-stroke+rotation) is a quite handy technique, but unfortunately I can’t do the same when trying to free myself from trapped upstrokes, so I can’t confidently/comfortably play the “Reverse inside Gilbert” (is this the name?), with 5 notes on a high string followed by 1 note on a lower string. It would be great if anyone could spot anything as to why this may be the case, as having both techniques would open up many useful possibilities in my playing.
So here’s a couple of cherry-picked reps with slow motion for both types of licks. The first version is the standard inside Gilbert pattern with some added string skips to show the robustness of the movement, the second a “reverse” inside Gilbert which is where I struggle:
EDIT: @Tom_h, the stuff at the beginning of the video shows an example of what I mentioned in your other post - i.e., the exxagerated forearm involvement.