After months of experimenting with DWPS and 2WPS, I feel like I’ve “found my brand” with double-escape motion. It seems to be the most versatile and it doesn’t require the the kind of strategizing that pure Yngwie-style pickslanting does – though you do sacrifice a bit of speed. And it just feels more musical, if that makes sense.
Right now I’m trying to model my right hand technique after Andy Wood’s. That is, DBX/crosspick everything using strict alternate picking, occasionally snapping into DWPS for fast scalar runs. I’m wondering if anyone has come across (or invented) any dynamite exercises for this kind of approach. Or just general tips?
I’ve been practicing 3-string “banjo roll” patterns and your standard chromatic drills, but I feel like I’m missing something. Granted it’s a very difficult motion to master (keeping the curve shallow enough that you’re not string-hopping while catching enough air to avoid hitting the other strings is extremely challenging), so the answer might just be brute force practicing until I git gud, but I wanted to check with the community to see if anyone’s found any DBX lifehacks.