this is Mike. I live in Austria for the time being, but I’m Italian.
I’ve been playing for most of my youth, say 13-22 or so. I have had some exposure to classic guitar too.
In the past 10 years I’ve played in and out, in bursts of a few months, before having to quit for this or that reason. In one of these periods I stumbled across the wonderful work of the Cracking The Code team, I’ve been a member for a while, and really benefited from the whole approach. The pick-slanting concept was a real eye opener.
I’m now between jobs and trying to round-off with some gig here and there, so that’s why I thought I’d rebrush my technique and leverage on the knowledge in this site.
I mostly play rock, the kind you won’t bother your public with , but I’m fascinated by technique and especially the fact that electric guitar is so young with respect to established technique (as opposed to older classic instruments like piano or violin).
I would say my skills are medium-level, however I really enjoy working on the basics of the instrument so that aspect is really open-ended for me.
I’ve just started with the videos on wrist motion, only to find out I never use pure wirst – My natural movement would always include a forearm rotation and - possibly - a strange “squeezing”, i.e. the thumb would slightly advance towards the center of the hand, sort of like what I think I’ve seen YJM doing…
Looking forward to learning a lot here!