Thanks @Troy for your dedication and putting all this incredible material and studies together. I’m discovering a little bit of the iceberg.
I’ve been playing for a while in the styles of Jazz, Jazz fusion, but it’s more recently (the last 5 years) that I’ve been paying closer attention to my picking speed while I switched my main guitar from a solid body (Parker fly) to an Archtop from Eastman.
And for all this time I’ve been plateauing big time, I haven’t seen any progress and I think, watching some of the content around here, that I’m sligthly stringhoping. Do you guys see that too? That would explain the lack of progress…
Here for example a lick that I transcribed from Lage Lund (side note, I’d be interested to have an analyze of his picking):
In Slow motion:
Here a real life example of my picking, starting 2’20 there is a closer shot of my hands when I improvise:
My ultimate goal is to be able to improvise multi bar phrases of 8th notes at up tempos (in the 320bpm). But not being “trapped” in licks that require certain numbers of NPS. So ideally a Cross picking technique that allows random combinations of strings changes. It seems like (as described at 10’43 in this video: https://troygrady.com/interviews/albert-lee/analysis-chapter-4-the-compound-curve/ ) that I need to switch from the left side (stringhoping) to the right side (DWPS + Albert Lee’s additional escape). If so, where do I start?
Thanks for checking out my post and thanks for your tips!