Sorry if this is a really dim question, gang. As a longtime admirer of Troy and his material, I’ve got my head round much of this stuff (still can’t play much of it, mind you) and although I’ve seen lots of discussion of Paul Gilbert’s technique I can’t see a reference to how “the lick” works in terms of clock face motions. I’d appreciate someone cleverer than me letting me know if I’m on the right track.
Assuming the Andy Wood DSX position (double palm anchor), and starting on the lowest note, we play three ascending notes using 8 - 2 motion, correct? The third of these motions is a downstroke crossing the higher string unplayed. To hit the isolated high note, we then lightly flex the wrist and play the upstroke using a 9-3 motion (well, 3-9 I suppose) which should “swing” through the high string using a dash of wrist extension with deviation and back across the unplayed lower string, ready to play the last two notes of the lick before starting again. Is this string-crossing motion what TG calls “double escape” and if so, am I correct in thinking that the motion goes 8-2 then 3-9 in the space of a single note, like a figure-of-motion? I have gone through the updated Primer material, which focuses on single escape motions, but haven’t quite grasped where the rotate motion of the old “down-up-rotate” concept fits here to get back across the high note. Does the single note necessitate a double-escape motion, and if so, could someone please let me know how it steps through the clock face analogy? Am I totally off on this?