Hi, Fry I’m agonizing over anything that will keep me from picking as fast as Teemu and Troy. I get the general feeling that the fingers will hinder the speed. Maybe this isn’t the case. As far as the forearm thing I obsessed about for a while. I am now convinced that wrist is ok. And Troy confirmed to me that his 2 way picking that I am trying to do is mostly wrist. As far as finger movement causing a problem? Not yet. But I am not up to speed with my picking yet either. So I don’t know if fingers will be hindering at the speeds I am wanting to accomplish. I noticed that Troy was picking at Teemu a bit for using his fingers. So I either read that the wrong way, or moving fingers is considered a speed hinderance by @Troy . Maybe I make too many assumptions. Obviously I have in the past on here.
After watching my clip again, it doesn’t look too bad I guess. It’s not what I was wanting to see though. The way I am picking is totally comfortable. But I need to get my speed up, and my playing a lot tighter. What ever it takes to do that. If the fingers “aren’t acceptable” for this… I don’t want the bastards moving then.
Like you say… I need to do my own speed and mechanic experimenting and do what works for me. But I want what works for me to acceptable and fast enough. And tight enough. Right now it’s not, and my videos show this. I’ve not been able to completely stop moving the fingers like Troy told me to.
On a positive note though, at least I cut that “scalpel” picking out so far. That is a sloppy *** picking method IMO. Why did I ever naturally start doing that crap?
Later for now guys!
Edit: Don’t get mad at me Troy. I am not doing what you told me. I know. I know. I know what you told me. I’m not ignoring it. I am just unable to comprehend how that will make what I am trying to do better. I will keep doing the even note stuff as well. Consider me trying to skip ahead in the book. I won’t tag you much man. Don’t get mad!!!