Okay, I think I evolved a bit this week - I have watched the Crosspicking with the wrist and the Molly Tuttle videos a few times and I think that what I was doing previously when alternate picking arpeggios was definitely string-hopping. Main clues? 16ths could not move past 120. Triplet 8ths (Tumeni notes) mess out at about 176 bpm.
So this week’s takeaways from the videos is the big wrist deviation pick movement, I implemented that and immediately jumped up a few metronome notches. It is going to take a lot of getting used to, but I did notice that it’s a lot more relaxed and somehow, even though it feels like I am swooping over the strings it’s like you can cherry pick any string. A very different sensation… So I present my fastest (yet still horribly messy) version of a 3 string triad roll kind of thing and I have to ask;
1) Does this look right to those of you who know what to look for? It feels different and I made some gains, but maybe I am deluding myself and perhaps maybe kazoo is where it’s at for me… lol
2) In the video, Troy mentions going left to right, side to side of the “laser pointer” arm, and things will fall into place. On 3 strings, or even two this (I think) seems to be the case, but how do I practice a single string with this motion? Does it make sense to have the picking motion still deviate very widely and kind of cover the distance of all 3 strings?
3) When I THINK I am Pronated, I catch myself kind of supinated… and the reverse… is this kind of inconsistency bad or can I muddle through with this as an adequate start?
4) lol Am I deluded and still stringhopping?
Thanks so much to anyone who has some input, I will take all the help I can get. On the bright side this is really helping my wrist mechanic hahaha