Hey guys, working on my forearm rotation and wanted to post a vid of where I’m at. Last time I posted it turns out I wasn’t using rotation at all lol, so I want to see if I got it this time.
Any feedback at all is welcome! Advice, corrections/tweaks, things that worked for you that might work for me too, etc.
To me it feels pretty good, but not nearly as fluid and relaxed as my table-tapping motion. I’m doing my best to stay relaxed and keep the motions big and loose, but after watching the vid I certainly still look pretty stiff. From what I understand, the more forearm wiggle, the better. Or that is to say, a jiggly forearm is indicative of a relaxed one.
There are two “tricks” that have helped me get this motion even going at all in the first place: The first is to anchor the side of my hand, and almost “slap” the guitar with my palm. Almost like swinging a door on it’s hinges (I find this method is especially helpful when palm muting when wrist flexion also comes into play). The second, was to center the pick over the inside knuckle of my thumb, and use this spot as a point of focus to push through the strings on a swivel, as if I am swinging it around the axis of the ulna like you would swing a sling over your head.
If you have any tips like those to help me loosen up, add speed, or just improve my technique in general, I’d love to hear them!