After watching loads of TG content, I thought I was getting decent-ish at crosspicking. It sounds a little sloppy though, and I’ve hit some speed walls that I’m struggling to break through.
So I thought I’d film myself in slow motion for the first time to figure out what’s up.
The part I filmed is from the Andy Wood course. Orange Blossom Special.
I don’t have a magnet, but I got as close as I could.
The results are brutal!
- I don’t think that I’m string hopping… but I might be.
- I’m not consistently clearing strings when jumping >1 string resulting in some extra unintentional picking.
- I’m not even clearing strings after an upstroke on my way to the next higher string.
- I’m stopping some of my pick motions by backing into a string that I’m not meaning to pick.
What a mess. I’m going to slow way down and start over. Any guidance appreciated, as are any other notes on problems that I didn’t see.
Thank you. I’m a big fan of this community.
The painful video: slow motion picking - YouTube