I’ve been experimenting with my picking a little over the past few weeks, since starting to watch the pickslanting videos. My guess is that I’ve still got a lot more work to do on this, in order to find out what really works for me. Using some of the advice from the videos, I have seen some modest improvement, but am still quite slow.
Here’s an audience view clip of where I’m at currently:
Here’s a down the strings view clip:
Since I already talked with folks about the table tapping test, I decided to make a video of that as well, as a demonstration:
I do feel like my body is capable of faster speeds, but I still haven’t landed on how to make the mechanics work. I can say in general that downward pickslanting feels quite awkward to me. I also don’t feel like I can get much speed from a pure wrist motion. In fact, I’m not even sure that I’m capable of a purely wrist motion.
I apologize in that the pick is barely visible in this videos. I probably did not explain that part very well to my camerawoman. I am attempting upward pickslanting in these videos. In addition to adopting that, I also adjusted my pick grip from a typical extended trigger to more of a trigger grip.
Does anyone see anything from the table tapping video that could be helpful to translating into faster picking?