Andy Wood Electric Workshop

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01:14:41

Hi Andy! I’m curious how you structure your practice time if you really don’t have much time to practice. Thanks!

 

01:20:45

HI Andy. Did you hit any dead ends or plateaus that you stuck at for a while (months/years), before finding the missing piece of the jigsaw? I got stuck for (many!) years with inaccurate picking technique until seeing Troy's insight (I'm about the same as as him), wondering if you had any issues or if it's been plain sailing most of the way?

 

01:25:59

Hey Andy! What string gauge and tuning do you prefer? Do you ever economy/directional pick? Or do you more use Alternate and Crosspicking? Has anyone ever told you that you's a handsome young lad?

 

01:28:08

hey andy i love the bluegrass style but i cant seem to get into it. could you recommend an album/artist that would be cool for a rock/metal fan like me (my favourite guitarist is paul gilbert) greetings from germany ^^

 

01:32:00

Do you also feel some thumb and index finger motion?

 

01:32:17

Hey Andy its Matt Dorado (Civgeek). We talked at the Gardenwalk NAMM week about me just starting Bluegrass. You said there was a live vid you were going to recommend I check out. Putting you on the spot! Do you happen to remember that vid?

 

01:34:56

Will you help get a magnet on Travis Toy and yourself, LIVE next time? Please give the pedal steel guitar some love.

 

01:38:05

How do you pick with that wrist angle and still flat pick? Wouldn't that angle cause extreme edge picking? How do you hold your pick, pick placement in fingers, to be able to flat pick with the bent wrist?

 

Andy's Roll

 

Angry Paul Tk1

 

Angry Paul Tk2

 

Ascending Sixes

 

Ascending Sixes Positions

 

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk1

 

Blackberry Blossomesque TK2

 

Chicken Tk1

 

Chicken Tk2

 

Di Meola Mutes Tk1

 

Di Meola Mutes Tk2

 

E String Speedup Tk1

 

E String Speedup Tk2

 

G String Speedup Tk1

 

G String Speedup Tk2

 

Gilbert Sixes Stages

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp1

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp2

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp3

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp4

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp5

 

Gilbert Sixes Warp6

 

Harmonic Minor Ascending

 

Here Comes the Gain Again

 

Inside Gilberts

 

Intro Solo

 

Light String Vowels

 

Mediterranean Sundance

 

Mediterranean Sundance Gain

 

Morse Arpeggios

 

Outro Solo

 

Outside Gilbert Speedup

 

Outside Gilberts

 

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk1

 

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk2

 

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk3

 

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk4

 

Pentatonic Downstroke vs Upstroke

 

Pentatonic Pickup

 

Pentatonic Pickup Crosspick

 

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk1

 

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk2

 

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk3

 

Pick It Apart Blues

 

Scale Ascending

 

Scale Ascending Crosspick

 

Scalin' Around

 

Sixes Both Ways

 

Tiny Scale Crosspick

 

Trolley Out Music

 

Tumeni Triplets

 

Tumeni Triplets Suspended

 

Two-String Speed

 

Vai Vibe

 

Wood Shred Tk1

 

Wood Shred Tk2

 

Come and sit down with the amazing Andy Wood in the Cracking the Code studio as we take an up-close look at his impossibly great electric guitar picking technique.

Andy is a total textbook for wrist “deviation” playing, especially when it comes to upward pickslanting, and what we in Cracking the Code call “primary up” two-way pickslanting. Andy is aware of these movements as a difference in feel that he engages as the phrase requires.

In this broadcast, we try and get to the bottom of these feels in mechanical terms, and understand the arm position and anchoring setup, muting contact points, and choice of string tracking movements Andy uses to make it all work.