Hey there, this is bcndude, just joined the community. Looking forward to progress.
Definitely what has always held back my shredding abilities is my picking hand. I’m a lefty playing right and until I bumped into Tony’s CTC DWPS episodes I thought I would never achieve Malmsteen speed, pretty convinced I can come at least close now. I’m a solid rhythm guitar player who can play any Slayer/ Thrash rhythmic part under the sun with no problem whatsoever but very mediocre at shredding. I was resigned that I would never shred thinking it was due to that as I am using my right hand to pick I was limited as I’m playing “opposite”, my right hand is my “weak hand” (as I mentioned, I’m a lefty) but no, it has to do with never have paid attention to my picking technique and had no idea about DWPS. Have always played with thick picks 100% perpendicular to the strings, which works perfect on the 6th for heavy ultra-fast rhythm, but terrible for soloing.
Ok, have tried a few chunking dwps runs and already I have noticed the ease and efficiency of the technique, now, my only doubt is that Tony does a great job explaining the technique per ser but does little to explain his practicing modes, he actually addresses that in a FB live thing he did where he says " I haven’t talked much about practicing"
When he talks about his progression, he says “I started with E minor 6 notes on the first string up the neck” I would love if he would dive deeper and explain how he practiced this, because obviously, it worked perfectly, so my question (finally) is what would be an efficient and reliable way to practice the multiple exercises he shows but does not explain how to practice. I’m wondering how he did it, how much time did he spend, all this information is vital for me. of course, everyone will say start at your own pace, find your own tempo, etc, but I’m more interested in his practicing routine when starting with DWPS so I can apply it to my own routine.