So, slightly different focus here… Near as I can tell I’m a primary downstroke escape player with a bit of a rotational two-way mechanic, and as such I’m probably 2wps-ing my merry way through this. And god knows this isn’t especially clean, redlight-itis is a thing.
But, the gist of my question here, is the fretting hand side of this lick is for me harder than the picking hand side:
Full speed since what I’m talking about should be abundantly clear at tempo. F major, repeating this pattern before sliding into the F on the B string, 18th fret:
|-17-13-15-17-15-13-------------------| |-------------------17-13-15-17-15-13-| ect.
I’m really struggling with the move from the B to the E string. Specifically, you can see me barring it as I move back up to the E string 17th fret, maintaining the bar as I play the first F on the 13th fret, and only shifting my pointer finger to a non-barred fretting position in time for the second F.
This works, but the obvious problems are 1) it allows the 13th fret Bb to continue to ring out, making this line muddier than it might otherwise be, 2) it makes me a little more prone to pulling the E string off the side of the neck, and 3) it makes this much trickier to shift up and down the neck.
Theoretically, I should be removing my finger altogether from the b string as I go up to the A on the 17th fret of the E, but my fretting hand absolutely doesn’t want to do that. Is this normal, or do virtually all of you play this with distinct, non-barred fretting? If so, what’s my best corrective option here, starting slowly and gradually increasing the tempo and trying to re-train my pointer finger?