Poptarts Lick, DWPS ~ 104 BPM
DWPS, but I don’t think the pick slant is the problem, here.
Here’s Troy playing it
First and foremost, I want to get this clean and pain free. Of course I want to rip through like Troy does it but it has to sound good slow first. Now, it sounds like it feels, painful, plodding, and tentative. I want it to sound confident, in control, and easy, with notes ringing the full duration, no extra noises, and I want to be able to go into and out of that lick without having massive amount of concentration dedicated to physical execution. This is hard!
4-note chunks are so plodding they almost sound like one note chunks, lol.
The right hand curled in knuckles is painful. It’s actually cleaner for me — that I like — but cons are: 1) the knuckles hit the volume knob. 2) The ring & pinky knuckles sometimes hit the strings causing some harmonic sound instead of a controlled palm mute sound.
R shoulder hurts from the humerus grinding in there, as shown. Had to lower the strap a hair.
L arm and hand pain are much greater in the higher positions.
See also: Pop Tarts Lick target speed