I spent the last couple of weeks working on 902-type licks, spurred by the fact that I already have some (accidental) crosspicking chops. But I was working on ascending sixes yesterday afternoon, and really nailed it, and realized… I hate the sound. Too mechanical for me. Not swoopy enough. (standard disclaimer: not a value judgment, just a sudden realizing of personal preference)
So I’ve decided to set myself to really work on developing a DWPS-only vocabulary, so I’m going through every DWPS-related interview and lesson and picking out licks that seem cool and different and trying to put my own spin on them. This includes some Shawn Lane stuff, UDL seems like a fun trick.
Turns out I can do ascending mini-sweeps/economy pretty easily and smoothly, but the weird “haha start on an upstroke now, noob” stuff (like upside-down Gilberts) gives me a hell of a time, something to do with heavily supinated tracking or something.