A week ago or so I finally started my adventure with picking the right way. Beforehand I was so drawn into trying to USX my fast passages that I didn’t take time to actually see that DSX elbow motion is more natural for me.
Since then I’ve been working on some patterns that I would like to show you and get your feedback on it.
The first pattern that doesn’t use strictly DSX (but is fully swipable) was this 6 note grouping:
I’ve also tried doing the Paul Gilbert excercise but I think I still have problems with the muting, because sometimes I have clean takes and sometimes it’s just a mess.
My biggest nemesis so far is the pepsi lick. I can play it OK’ish in the version when you start on the lower string but I can’t grasp it starting on on the high E. It all falls apart.
Here is the ascending version, although it is quite slow.
I don’t know how I should approach playing it from the E to the B string. It seems that it requires changing pickslant in the middle.
I would love to hear your feedback.