I will preface this post by saying that I am not trying to play EJ 5s without USX, but trying to understand what I think i see other people doing
On youtube, I sometimes see people playing the EJ descending 5s run but with a setup that looks like a DSX setup - they appear to be anchored at the thumb, like they’re using a dart thrower setup, and their picking hand is angled in a upward-pickslanting-looking fasion. They also appear to use an upstroke sweep instead of the downstroke sweep you would use if using USX
So I guess what i’m asking is this - how does this work? Does there have to be some element of mixed escape in order to play this without USX, or maybe utilising notes played using legato?
This is not something I am trying to do, I just noticed that (i think) I see some people doing this, and I found it very interesting!