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Excuse me for this possibly inaccurate post, but at least this is closer that your description was:
If there are 4 beats (in the space 0.0-4.0) then la Pompe goes like this:
0.8- small upstroke hitting 4 high strings only
1.0- downstroke starts
1.2 -small downstroke finishes hitting 4 high strings only
2.0 - large downstroke starting a few inches above the low E string nicely sweeping all 6 strings evenly
2.8- small upstroke hitting 4 high strings only
3.0- downstroke starts
3.2 -small downstroke finishes hitting 4 high strings only
4.0 - large downstroke starting a few inches above the low E string nicely sweeping all 6 strings evenly
I would recommend also trying to play rhythm along to some of Stephane Wrembels jam tracks. You can get them on his site.
Even more importantly, practice to a metronome, with the metronome beating on the 2 and 4. When you play to a metronome it becomes VERY clear where the mistakes are. The metronome never lies to you but people DO.
Joli Gadjo wrote:
I can't see your video, but since you seem to be a beginner, I would start to play rhythm without the upstroke and only working on gettin well to "brush" the strings on 1-3 and whip them on 2-4 without letting the strings ring with the left hand.
The upstroke is fun and addictive at first, but in fact many people don't always use it. One of Bireli Lagrene's short video give you a great overview of the different techniques you could use.
You'll find here series of videos from various players, see if you can grab something out of them and get a good feeling of what to do. Check their related videos too.. lessons 2, 3...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0546&hl=en
Good luck !