new user here. As with many others, I spent years and years playing the wrong kind of music before discovering Django
Through years of electric playing, mainly fusion and traditional jazz, I have developed a reasonable right hand alternate picking, of which I am quite happy.
Now it's all over again with the rest stroke and I don't feel too comfortable with it.
I don't aspire to be a gypsy jazz master, I just want to play it and enjoy it to the best of my capability.
Do you think one can be a good gypsy player WITHOUT a proper gypsy picking technique ?
I can play some of Django's most challenging solos in terms of speed with my traditional alternate picking, but I know it doesn't look and "feel" right when compared to the real deal !
I also want to continue to play electric and I don't want to get too confused with the different techniques....
what do you think ?
Thanks for your feedback