I’m a guitarist/guitar teacher from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
I’ve been playing guitar for 21 years and teaching for about 14 years.
When i first start learning i’ve tended to play very “intuitively” and only focusing on learning lots of musical theory, but for the last 6 years or so i’ve decided that i would take a closer look on my technique, specially in my picking technique, since i always felt i couldn’t get the accuracy, precision and speed i wanted (even though i almost always could play the riffs/licks/solos of my favorite players with relatively ease).
That’s when my younger brother, who is an excellent amateur guitar player too (and has a technique that i sometimes suspect is more efficient than mine) showed me the Cracking the Code Series on youtube.
I was IMMEDIATELY blown away by the “nerdy” approach to every detail imaginable of the picking mechanics.
It was what i always have looked for in instructional videos, but in a even more modern, comprehensible, beautiful and fun way to learn.
I became obsessed with every lick and exercise and became totally motivated to start practicing on DWPS and 2WPS on any time i had.
I became a member os Master of mechanics, and was even more delighted to learn from the “Volcano”, “Cascade” and “Antigravity” seminars.
The way that Troy communicates the concepts just make me want to grab the guitar every time i watch him speak.
After some weeks/months i noticed my picking technique become better and better by QUANTUM LEAPS!
I can’t be thankful enough to all the effort and generosity of Troy and his team for putting so valuable material and information here to everyone.
I think this work is really an education every serious guitarist own to himself.
I teach on a musical school and do private lessons (in person and online) and it’s needless to say i teach this information every time i have the chance.
My primarily style is rock and blues, but i give a shot at other genres.
My students ages range from 8 to 45 years old and i find it easier to teach these mechanical concepts to teenagers and adults because of the mechanical complexity involved, but the results i’m getting with the students that can absorb this information is just amazing!
I’m now trying to understand the crosspicking mechanics, but finding really hard to do as i see much of you guys are too.
Thank you Troy and cracking the code team for the awesome educational and revolutionizing material you brought us!
p,s: sorry about my english!