Hi! I have been a MoM member for about a year now and I really have to say that my playing has improved a lot. After about a month of playing around and testing motions I realized that DSX (wrist, and elbow for really fast stuff) came naturally to me.
Since I always wanted to be able to play metal rhythm guitar (fast muted tremolo) I also spent months trying to learn forearm motion (USX). Fast forward a year and I can now play both DSX and USX quite comfortably which is great. My issue, however, is that I still don’t have a motion that works for metal rhythm playing. No matter DSX or USX I can’t play fast while muting the strings (especially the lower strings).
When I use wrist (DSX) I can mute most of the strings while playing but the low E just seems impossible to mute while playing fast. Even the A string gives me some trouble here.
My forearm (USX) motion works great until I get my palm about 1 cm above the bridge, any closer than that and it doesn’t feel like the same motion anymore and I can’t keep the speed up. Sometimes I’m able to keep the speed up for a few second but the motions quickly turns into some kind flip flop playing.
I feel like I have the motions I need for lead playing but I would really like to be able to mute while playing USX forearm.
I wonder if anyone has had the same experience? Any ideas on how to transform my “semi-gypsy” forearm motion into something more similar to what Teemu is using?