It seems like I’m a natural upward pickslanter and so I’ve really been trying to work on my downward pickslanting. I’ve had some limited success but it seems like I’m stuck. I’ve gone through the pickslanting primer which has done a lot to help me get to this point. But I seem to get stuck with forearm motion. My default is to just use wrist-based movement and little forearm. When I start implementing forearm into my technique, it’s fine for slower speeds but at higher speeds I can’t seem to keep it going. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.
When I watch the video I see this over-exaggerated string change that I’m not sure how to kick. I feel like it should be smoother, or less jarring.
My peak speed when playing ascending fours is about 150 bpm (which is actually pretty good for me). I’m trying to improve it, as well as improve my articulation. Maybe you guys could take a look at this video and see what you think. It’s 120 fps but displays at 30 fps. So it should be 4x slower than normal.
Anyways, any thoughts or help?