After many years of stringhopping and playing with hammer ons / slurs, I’ve been using this downtime to completely overhaul my guitar technique. I spent a month or so trying to get USX-motion working, but I couldn’t generate a fast, smooth tremolo and ended up with a lot of shoulder pain.
The good news is I tried the DSX-motion for a week, and I have had moments where I can totally tremolo pick at 150 bmp in a smooth motion. This is a great addition to the pickslanting primer work, as years ago when I checked out CTC there was only USX, which I couldn’t get working back then either. I am now starting to work on my hand sync, which is totally off with this new motion.
One issue I’m having is consistency. I’m finding that usually after a few practice sessions during the day, I can get this motion going in the evening pretty well before I go to bed. Wake up the next morning, and it’s totally gone — it’s like starting over every day.
Is this normal or have others experienced something like this?
What is the best way of learning as I move forward here. Thanks.