hi! lately I’ve been shedding scalar sweeping, and i could use some feedback. take a look:
a few observations:
-it’s difficult for me to drop in to it. usually i need to orient my wrist by playing a single note for a beat or two, and then i can execute more effectively. of course, i’d like to be able to just play it at will without any kind of prep. i assume i just need to practice more?
-i can’t always tell how much motion is coming from my wrist - i worry that i’m jackhammering my way through it. can y’all tell from the videos?
-i find that certain strings and neck positions are easier than others. do others experience this as well? again, i assume the issue is just to PRACTICE MORE!
-it can feel like i’m memorizing patterns when what i really want to do is be able to play whatever comes to mind. in other words, if i vary the scale at all - if i play minor instead of major, or in a different octave, or starting on a different note - it throws everything off. is this just something that will come with practice, or is it an indication that my technique is somehow flawed? this applies not only to scalar sweeping but generally to my picking motion.
thanks for your time!