I’m hoping you can clarify some confusion I have regarding repetitive practice vs finding the right motion mechanic (s). I believe it’s clear that your focus is finding the right motion mechanic vs endless hours of repetitive practice in order to start to develop picking mastery.
Some on the forum have taken this to mean, that you feel exercises are pointless unless the motion mechanic is in place first. Is this correct? I’ve always understood from your materials (volcano, ps primer), that we should utilize musical, diatonic examples, as opposed to mindless chromatics. But not that repetition itself was unproductive.
Also, I need some guidance regarding hand synchronization. I manage decent tremolo picking speeds with my right hand, and my left hand has a good amount of facility, however i’m still struggling to get consistent speed when working with both hands on single string exercises.
I get the chunking concept, and I’ve been applying it, but it just feels as though my left hand fingering, (esp. middle and ring) are constantly stumbling around, either too fast/too late to the party. What should i be focusing on here? Is there any way I can address this, and start getting my hands to work together better?
In Episode 3 of CTC, you allude to a 4n descending pattern that you practiced that helped “speed up” the LH. Was this earlier in your development, prior to the “pop tarts moment”. Any help would be appreciated here, as I just want to be sure I’m focusing my time in the right place.