I used to be a trailing edge picker, but converted to leading edge when I first watched Troy’s videos around 4-5 years ago. Switching to leading edge was the best thing for me personally, as it led to much more relaxation, all of my picking hand injuries disappeared, and I gained tons more speed.
When strumming, I have never been able to get used to leading edge both mechanically and tonally. I am just so much more comfortable using trailing edge when strumming, and it sounds much brighter.
So my questions are:
Woud you recommend I do my best to learn to strum the same way I pick (Leading edge)? Or would switching between these two be okay? I know that Troy’s general view is to do what feels comfortable, but I just feel “guilty” using 2 different pick angles (stupid I know).
Does anyone else here alternate between 2 different pick angles for strumming and picking?
And finally, in the video below, does it appear that Guthrie is using trailing edge picking when demonstrating how to practice his 32nd note strumming? (Time stamp is embedded in video)
Thanks for any advice!