Andy Wood Acoustic Workshop
Unraveling Andy Wood's flat pick mastery on both guitar and mandolin
This was a live event on March 29, 2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Do you think there comes a time when a player should stop obsessing over techniques, and rely on the ear's guidance to perform, and enjoy what they are playing? How important do you think technique practice, and exercises, are once a player is playing the music they enjoy? Should time alway be allocated for technique drills? Sorry for run on sentences. ????
Andy’s amazing right hand movements across electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin share a family resemblance in their super fluid use of wrist motion mechanics. These movements adapt in subtle yet important ways to the task at hand, from the big box of the Martin D28 Dreadnought to the tiny violin-sized mandolin — among both the largest and smallest picked instruments most of us are likely to encounter.
While it’s awesome to know that the same basic ingredients can work on such disparate mechanical problems, it’s another to actually make that happen. In this live broadcast we look at the exact arm and hand setups, anchor points, and picking motions Andy uses to generate his famously fluid and accurate sound on both of these important instruments.
Even if you’re not an acoustic or mandolin player, the experience of making your technique work in the smaller format can be an invaluable type of cross-training for learning complicated hand movements on your usual axe.