I’ve played guitar for about 17 years, mixed genres. I rarely play anything faster than 16ths at ~130 BPM but I’m currently looking to improve my speed, spending a lot of time with the metronome.
I’ve started looking at my technique and have managed to transition my “default slant” from upward pickslanting to downward pickslanting which has helped me since some of the licks I’d like to play seem to contain a lot of USX.
My current picking technique has my thumb pad resting on the lower strings not being played, and I use primarily wrist motion. Forearm rotation feels weird not because of the motion but due to the change in hand placement on the bridge, something that would require me to relearn something that feels natural to me by now. Is there a case for sticking with my current technique or should I definitely practice getting the forearm rotation in there? Do you think there are obvious limitations in not involving the rotation?