Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by Lola, Jan 12, 2020.
This video really caught my attention along with this guys other videos.
Food for thought.
Pickslant is essential for consistency and efficiency. Period. A parallel pick to the orientation of the string creates an inconsistent jump which can never be made consistent. The angle (aka pick-slant) makes the string skip with predictability.
I like watching those Troy Grady vids. Has lots of good info on various techniques by different players re: pick angles. I use a variety of angles depending on what I'm going for in sound. Both for electric and acoustic. At this point I just do it automatically without thinking about it, but it's always fun to self diagnoses. I find when you do figure out exactly what you're doing you can change it up by approaching it slightly differently. As long as you have a very solid standard basis to your picking approach.
I have never heard of this guy before. I watched this video all the way through(which in itself is amazing) and all though I knew that pick angle is important it was never a priority on my list but now I realize that this is not the case.
I am still practicing the spider before I attempt to play anything else and now I can add this right after to my practice regime.
Definitely never be able to shred as fast as this guy plays but I know with practice my speed will pick up somewhat.
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