Hi! Thanks for posting. This looks pretty good! There is no stringhopping here, so don’t worry about that.
For the sixes clip it looks like you’re doing a USX motion which is mostly wrist and maybe a small amount of forearm. That’s fine! Any combination of joint motions is ok. What matters is that it is fast and smooth, and that it follows the “USX” path. The upstrokes need to go up in the air, and the downstrokes need to “trap”, or stay between the strings. It looks like that’s what’s happening. So that’s good.
My main concern here is that I think the motion itself could be faster and smoother. In addition to the sixes pattern, which moves across the strings, I would try to play some basic patterns that stay on a single string. This will allow you to work on the speed / smoothness of the motion without worrying about going from one string to another. If you just fret a single note, can you do the motion a little faster? What does that look like?
The ascending scale clip looks pretty good. You didn’t film that one from the side, but from what I can see it looks correct. If you get another chance to do a “down the strings” angle on that, it could be interesting to look at. A black pick on a black guitar is a little tricky to see, so if you can put the camera a little closer that would be great. That will make it easier to see what is happening during the string changes.
I also want to apologize for the confusing terminology. We’re probably going to get rid of the “two way pickslanting” section in the Primer because it places too much emphasis on what the pick looks like (“slant”) and doesn’t really explain the actual motions clearly enough. So for now, try not to worry too much about that.
For the ascending scale clip, it looks like you are making the correct wrist motions. When you do this, you may not see any “slant” changes, but the pick will be moving in different directions based on the type of string change (upstroke or downstroke). You can do this from the arm position you are already using, there is no need to try and do anything else. Like the other patterns, just try to do this fast and smooth at first. Then you can slow it down later and make it more accurate.
Nice work! And thanks for signing up for the scholarship.