I was re-watching Troy’s video on edge picking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqotzwM1uY and at 7:36 where he mentions the cause of the tone changing may be because of the length of time the string is in contact with the pick. It reminded me of a video I watched about shaping your nails for classical playing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9Zq5S2b5Q and Susanna Prieto’s comments @ 4:54 where she relates the longer contact time between her nail and the string to a bolder tone and she mentions plectrum users’ thin sound because of the shorter contact time.
At faster tempos, edge picking gives us a nice technique to change contact time without a lot of mental energy. At slower tempos it’s revealed to me that I can really mix plucking through a string slowly and quickly as two new methods of articulation.
A secondary benefit of increased pick contact time/steeper edge picking, at least for my playing, is that it’s really cleaned up and improved the tone of anything I play in forte or when I really dig into a particular note.
Just wanted to share those two revelations on the technique in case it helps anyone else. Thoughts?