I am working on Gypsy Picking Technique for about three weeks. I previously played a mostly alternate picking style (even on arpeggios).
Now I find myself in the bind that Michael alludes to in his book. I am between techniques and I was trying to play some tunes with the new correct technique. But I find I am second guessing myself when I go to play, almost a hesitation, to be sure I am using the correct technique.
I am sorta experiencing almost a clumsiness.
About the only thing I can play is ascending triplets (moving to the higher strings), because I got in the habit years ago of playing most triplets - down up down. Especially on ascending passages.
However, on descending passages where you go to a (lower pitched string)
I use to sometimes use (up down up) especially on fast passages.
How long does one go through this ambiguous period?
Would it be heresy to use (up down up) for ascending passages of triplets
and then use (down up down) for descending string changes?
PS - Will I ever be comfortable picking again?
Just joking but it feels like I might be here forever?
J.T. (Tom) Crammond
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