I’ve been a member since 12/18 and I’ve gone through all of the Pick Slanting Primer and several other videos and forum topics and I still seem to be stuck.
I’ve been playing guitar for 25 years and I can’t seem to break out of my playing style despite all of the practice time I’ve put in, working to try new things.
I’m a DWPS who always starts with a DS and uses alternate picking for most everything fast. My problem was identified during the PSP videos. I can play accurately and very fast if I’m doing specific chunks which always maintain alternate picking and I’m escaping on the upstroke. An example is ascending at 6 notes per string allows me to maintain speed and accuracy but if I try 3 notes per string, I lose everything.
The only thing I’ve done to eliminate this problem is only pick the first two notes on a 3 note per string ascending pattern, and hard hammer the 3rd note. This simulates the sound but is nowhere close to the actual sound of picking every note.
I realize that two-way pick slanting is the answer but I’ve practiced it and can’t make any progress!!
Maybe I need to start everything over and go from the beginning? I’m out of ideas. HELP!
Here’s a video link to show a few of the examples I mentioned.
DWPS - Alternate picking in chunks
DWPS - Ascending 6 notes per string
Any help is appreciated.