Thank you so much for putting together this amazing course. 2 months ago, I didn’t know who you were and now I am absolutely grateful that I have found out your YouTube channel and your course(s).
I have a question for the live session on Saturday, if you see it fit as a topic of discussion.
I have heard (from Paul Davis) that a secret to becoming an amazing player is to use alternate picking motion for keeping time (similar to a metronome).
Allow me to explain using an example. Let’s say a bar has 16th notes as the smallest unit of notes, the idea is that your up and down picking counts should be exactly 16 times. For the pauses and pickings that don’t need to be played, you either avoid hitting the string in those up or down motions or you mute the string to get a nice percussion effect. Paul Davis says that this should be done to get a “Funky” feel. And it does rather sound amazing when he does it. I am not sure if I am explaining it well enough. Sorry if it’s confusing!
I have not been doing this at all throughout my years of playing. And I am finding it rather difficult to rewire my brain to start doing it this now.
I would like to hear your opinion on that approach please