Recently, I’ve been casually working on the basic roll pattern from the “Crosspicking with the Wrist” live seminar from last year. It seems I’ve always had a rudimentary crosspicking motion from early on, but I figured I’d devote some time to formerly developing it.
I’ve been struggling with what I’d call clearing the strings cleanly. Meaning, when moving from an upstroke to a downstroke, I’ll often catch two strings at once almost like a swipe. Instead of the curved pick path, it appears that the pick path tends to flatten out if I don’t really concentrate on accurately articulating each pick strike.
Forgive me if this has come up in other threads, but I’ve been digging through them and haven’t found any good discussion on this. I’m wondering if anyone has had experience with this issue and what your solution was. I suspect that my arm and hand position is off, i.e., too flat, and that I’m not producing enough extension on the downstroke and deviation on the upstroke.