It’s an odd thing that I’ve noticed; ascending 2NPS DSX phrases like these are consistently very awkward for me:
I think it’s specifically the string tracking element because when the phrase covers fewer strings I find it more manageable.
For whatever it’s worth:
- 2NPS descending DSX + tracking 6 strings is easy, it’s the ascending that’s difficult
- four or more notes per string, ascending DSX + tracking 6 strings is easy, it’s just when it’s 2nps
- pretty much any USX phrase is easy, but descending 2NPS USX is a less comfortable combination than others
And I actually just did a little testing and on first tries, 1NPS rolls are actually easier for me than 2NPS descending DSX. Obviously it helps that I’ve been practicing 1nps roll stuff very consistently for a few months now, and not so much working on the other thing. I think there’s just elements of the string tracking that aren’t clicking.
(Side note, it’s interesting how doing multiple notes on a string can feel awkward when coming from lots of 1nps practice!)
Any thoughts? Could do video if anyone thinks it would be helpful.