re building vocab on what’s most natural, just a comment…for me personally, USX felt very natural and I think I can do some um very “good” “impressive” stuff with it. But I know what I want to play, and even though I’ve gotten very good at refingerings and rearranging things to work, as best as they can, with USX picking, it just simply does not cover a large enough % of what I want to play and what I want to sound like.
I know there are some truly amazing players that are primarily one-way-escape, and they can play a wide variety of very cool things, but it’s just not the way I want to play. Personally, I can enjoy (or not enjoy) toiling with different ways of trying to make “very difficult” things easier, and I just dig that more than coming up with a very limited (relatively speaking!!!) set of lines and sequences to work with my USX buzzsaw thing.
This is said as someone who has definitely spent a lot of time playing a very big variety of stuff with USX only, and I really don’t knock those who have made it work for them.
So I’d phrase it kind of like…if I could get my right hand to do with Andy’s hand can do, then I don’t think I’d have any technical difficulties playing all the stuff I hear in my head/already play, but at the tempos I want.