Trailing edge crosspicking


#1

Has anyone worked on crosspicking specifically with a trailing edge technique? Following Troy’s advice and trying everything to get smoother I stumbled across this today and was amazed at how much faster I could play.
Thanks.


#2

Yeah, for some reason, when I use more forearm rotation for x-picking I kinda do that trailing edge stroke. I do get a bit more speed out of it, but it doesn’t sound quite as clean. But that’s just me.


#3

The original Steve Morse feature was done this way, mostly by accident, since that was something I just started doing, while the cameras were running in fact. It’s one of the many examples of a thing which just started working on the spot as a result of screwing around, and why I’ve become a bit of a broken record player of late (apologies!) about aggressively trying new things rather than methodically approaching them with gradually faster “note-correct” practice.

This particular approach is not too far from what Steve himself does, just that Steve is mainly a wrist player and here you have some more arm going on.


#4

Not as broken as me when I talk about swiping :joy:

What happened to your trailing edge crosspicking by the way? It seemed pretty badass at the time!


#5

Nothing, really. I just figured I had that, so I could move on to figuring out the other orientations. Unrealistic though it may be, our job is “teach everything”, or at least, “teach enough” so people get a general sense of how things work, and what the options are.


#6

I started messing with it while trying to figure out what Martin Miller is doing. Fun stuff.