Hey guys! I’m Mitch from CT and this is my first ever post here since making an account a few days ago. I’ve played somewhere between 2-2.5 years now, and I’m going to college for music performance.
Anyway, recently I’ve been trying to get my alternate/economy picking cleaner. I was hoping you guys could take a look at my video to see what kind of pick slant or grip I have, how I can improve, etc.
It’s mainly just random scales using 8th note triplets at 155 bpm, first going up in patterns of three and then just up the scale (first couple of seconds are REALLY sloppy, just the nerves of recording). If you guys need slow-mo, you can slow down the yt video (didn’t record in slow-mo from my phone ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ).
For the picking parts, my fear is that I’m holding the pick wrong or making exaggerated movements. I’m DEFINITELY not saying I have some crazy unique picking style, but none of my favorite players hold the pick in that sort of claw-like shape that I have. As for exaggerated movements, I want to try and make alternate picking motions as small as possible for better efficiency.
The sweeps are just normal minor and major triads/fully diminished sevenths (Yngwie style). I was hoping to get some feedback on how high my fingers are flying up; and if it could be negatively impacting speed/cleanliness.
Finally, at 2:10 I was trying to do the Eric Johnson 5 pattern with the E minor pentatonic scale. I cringe watching that lol, any tips on how you guys got it clean? Or where I might be messing up?
Sorry for the long-winded post, really eager to get some feed back. Glad to be a part of this community with such amazing players \m/