Two more or less unrelated questions here.
I’m finding it tough to go back and forth between ascending and descending with string changes due to the timing of when I move my arm up/down to change strings. As a DSX player, it feels natural while descending to make the global arm shift at the moment that I hit the new string (if that makes sense). So a 4 note per string pattern descending would be: Up, Down, Up, Down, then Up to hit next string (with simultaneous arm shift to line up with next string in the same motion). Ascending would be: Up, Down, Up, Down (w/ arm shift in same motion, then Up on next string. This feels right in each case on its own because of the economy of movement and changing strings with respect to stroke direction, but together it is tough to string together (pun intended) because from a rhythmic standpoint the arm shift to another string doesn’t land on the same note in the 4 note sequence when ascending vs descendi. Hopefully I’m describing this in a way that makes sense. How have others navigated this? Perhaps it just boils down to more practice.
As a person who does elbow picking at the really high speeds (vs wrist 2 o’clock at more moderate speeds) with DSX, I’m having trouble figuring out how to incorporate 2WPS for odd numbered runs per string. How have other elbow pickers navigated this? I’m having trouble figuring out how to incorporate a USX as a modification to elbow picking at really high speeds. If my high speed DSX was wrist I think it would be different, but since it’s elbow based (which by nature involves a shallow DSX) it seems like a tougher nut to crack. What does a world class picker like Rusty Cooley do with his odd numbered runs to get around this?
Appreciate any insight you guys can give me