I’m curious just about any and all thoughts regarding switching to/from DBX within the same melodic line, specifically if there are pieces of the line that, for the individual, are easier to perform with other set-ups or motions, yet pieces that clearly require DBX.
I tried doing a forum search but didn’t find anything exactly on those topic.
I’m sure it depends on a lot of factors, and I’m honestly just interested in people’s thoughts about this kind of thing or anything related to it.
Simple examples of what I mean (not necessarily melodic or interesting, but just making the ‘picking point’) :
If we have a line like this, and we want to alternate pick it:
Well, double escape makes the most sense.
If the figure was this, repeating:
Then, being practical, it’s likely we would (or at least I would) use a more familiar motion for the single string 16th triplets portion, then transition into a different movement for those last 8 notes in the loop.
There’s also obviously no need to make sure the pick is escaping on 'both sides for the one string bit there. So for someone like me I would probably wind up doing my more comfortable USX-friendly movement where my palm is turned off the guitar more, then bring it back in for the 8 notes at the end.
Ok I know these are extremely contrived examples, but then when we have something more middle of the road:
In a sense it’s simpler to just have a double escape set up throughout, but there are all these stretches on a single string within that line , so they also could be opportunity to relax and not work as hard? That is, for someone like me, where the double escape thing is still slower than other ways of picking, and takes more concentration.
and here something more conventional, mixed scale run
Again, I don’t really have a very specific question but more so am just curious about folks’ thoughts on when they might stay in a DBX set up throughout, or shift midline, and what kind of factors make the difference, either in theory or practice.