As a relatively new student to this style, I'm doing my best to adopt rest stroke picking. In my previous post, I was concentrating on untangling my left hand fretting fingers with whilst playing the decidedly non--intuitive yet beautiful and melodic phrases I'm learning from Django and others. I am not, however, ignoring my right hand in this endeavor.
I recently purchased a small amount of time at Stochelo Rosenberg's Academy in order to sample some of his lessons. The split Camera technique is very helpful. One thing seems very apparent: Stochelo is extremely efficient in his movements. Even in slow motion, it's hard to tell sometimes that he's even hitting an upstroke, for example. I find myself, conversely, jumping around like a kangaroo between strings trying to reproduce the sound I'm hearing at anywhere near the speed he demonstrates. Even picking slowly, I can tell that I'm nowhere near as efficient as he is.
I do own Michael's gypsy picking book, and have made my way through the exercises. However, I find that neither Michael nor Stochelo spend a lot of time trying to the fully dissect their efficient picking movement across the strings. I've been checking earlier posts for some discussion of this, and I don't know that I'm seeing very much.
Therefore, fellow pickers, is there an extended discussionand/or lesson out of there about efficient gypsy rest stroke picking? As a new student to the style, I would like to not pick up bad habits early on.