I’m Hichem from Algeria North Africa . I’m 30 and I have been playing for 18 years. some guitarists label me as a good player, yet as you can clearly get it from this video, i’m just an average player who subconsciously try to avoid alternate picking it in his musical playing
The thing is that, I love alternate picking and ironically the average level of technical abilities I acquired comes from a dedicated patience and hours of practicing on alternate picking. If all my dedication gave me strengths on my fretboard hand, my right hand is just unpredictable (Im a lefty playing like a righty). Although I manage to play my alternate picking licks at home correctly at moderate tempos, In a real musical context, it feels never the same and I end up sounding like a noob player if I insist too much on alternate picking.
This scientific like perspective on picking technique (pick-slanting/ hand motion) Troy and his team propose gave me hope to transcend my technical chains that prevent me to play the musical phrases that sounds constantly in my head but never reveal themselves as they should on my guitar amplifier. I feel the same excitement I experienced back when I was 16years old when saw for the first time Angelo Batio playing Speed Kills. And just for this breeze of motivation, I would like to thank the team working on all of this amazing content.
I understood from the youtube videos that two way pick-slanting is the way to go for the three notes per string patterns I DREAM OF to play with confidence . I already started to practice on two way pick slanting strategy for two weeks…it lead me to change my grip and some motions are different yet I start to feel an improvement in how the pick gently touches the strings now. nothing concrete yet…I’m really impatient to work more for a couple of weeks before posting my very first questions on the forum, and maybe a video of my playing.
I already read alot of topics around which are very informative here. You guys in the forum are amazing and inspiring…Happy to find musicians trying to achieve best musical abilities.
keep working on your music and enjoy.