Hey guys! I can play a bit cleaner than this if I take the time to warm up, but I felt like that might be cheating. So here’s me pretty raw. I seem to use an Angle/Pad grip similar to Martin Miller and Guthrie Govan, and I’ve taken lessons with Martin Miller and Andy Wood directly trying to get this specific technique dialed in, but I’ve been holding the pick this way pretty much my whole guitar life. All videos here were recorded with a Canon SL2 DSLR. Minus the last bonus video. If there’s any secret tip I’m missing please let me know! I’ve mostly been told at this point to just keep grinding.
Here you can see I’ve got decent intermediate capability on this 1NPS Alternate Picking thing when I’m not muting. Most likely just needs a ton of grinding, I do sometimes see some swiping when I use the slow-mo cam on my Iphone. Also, I tend to get the thumb joint involved similar to a circle picking style which I am still working on controlling or eliminating from my playing.
Now when I mute I’m still using a Angle/Pad grip but it gets a little closer to a Pad/Pad grip. And in slow-mo I swipe even more, which enrages me to the point of nearly throwing a temper tantrum. Camera also seemed to had focused on my fretting hand for which I apologize.
Next we have my 2wps technique for when picking multiple notes on a single string. I also worked with Martin on this and it has improved significantly because I swipe the strings MUCH less now although admittedly when I do swipe it is barely a swipe, perhaps I’m just too nitpicky. Also messed up hardcore on a lick I normally play easily here on an inside doubled string change. Pay no mind
And now we have the same attempt at 2wps while muting which seems to be much more troublesome for me as I most definitely swipe after upstrokes no matter how hard I try, unless I switch to the slightly more Pad/Pad grip but then my speed capabilities become severely diminished. Should’ve played some diminished licks for this one in retrospect.
Lastly I’m including this extremely old clip of my as a young teen in 2008 at age 17, kind of embarrassing but helpful to see that I pretty much hold the pick the same way.