What I would like help with:
In this video I am alternate picking a simple phrase at 150 bpm, 4 notes to the click. I am attempting to use a wrist motion. When I watch the video it looks like I am picking mostly from the wrist. However, I seem to be noticing elbow motion just starting to kick in a little. It doesn’t look like pure elbow motion to me. It looks like the elbow wants to kick in, but only a small amount of movement is coming from the elbow joint. Do you agree with this assessment?
I will say that as I increase the tempo, when I go above 165 bpm, the motion morphs into what looks like pure elbow with no motion coming from the wrist. So I am wondering if the particular wrist motion I am using only works up to about 160 bpm, and then after that the motion naturally becomes elbow flexion/extension. What are your thoughts here?
Lastly, feel free to make critiques on other aspects of my playing. Anything helps. Thank you for your time. Happy Picking!
Here is a video where I play the phrase at 130 bpm, 140 bpm, 150 bpm, and 160 bpm. There are two clips for each tempo. One with a straight shot camera view and one with a magnet camera view. The 160 bpm clips are clearly elbow from what I can tell. What do you think of the other 3 tempos?