Hi, After years of enjoying Django's music, I've decided to give it a try and learn to play the music. I got Gypsy Picking about six weeks ago and have been practicing about 2h per day following the instructions in the book. I've been working on the first nine picking patterns and can play them nice and clean at 100 bpm or quicker, depending on the pattern. Would it be OK to move to the corresponding musical examples or should I keep practicing with open strings until I can play faster?
BTW: Thanks for the posts in this forum. They ultimately gave me the push to buy the book and learn this style. And thanks to Michael for his wonderful book.