Andy Wood Electric Workshop

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00:00:00

Intro Solo

 

00:35:43

Pick It Apart Blues

 

00:39:30

Tumeni Triplets

 

00:39:41

Morse Arpeggios

 

00:40:10

Andy's Roll

 

00:40:17

Tumeni Triplets Suspended

 

00:41:41

Chicken Tk1

 

00:41:45

Chicken Tk2

 

00:46:45

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk1

 

00:47:31

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk2

 

00:48:51

Mediterranean Sundance

 

00:50:46

Di Meola Mutes Tk2

 

00:50:52

Here Comes the Gain Again

 

00:51:27

Harmonic Minor Ascending

 

00:51:44

Pentatonic Pickup Crosspick

 

00:51:49

Pentatonic Pickup

 

00:52:01

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk1

 

00:52:19

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk2

 

00:52:27

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk3

 

00:52:37

Pentatonic Downstroke vs Upstroke

 

00:53:00

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk1

 

00:53:40

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk2

 

00:54:17

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk4

 

00:54:22

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk3

 

00:54:54

Ascending Sixes

 

00:55:00

Sixes Both Ways

 

00:56:08

Ascending Sixes Positions

 

00:57:26

Scale Ascending Crosspick

 

00:57:31

Scale Ascending

 

00:57:32

Gilbert Sixes Warp6

 

00:58:26

Gilbert Sixes Stages

 

00:58:53

Gilbert Sixes Warp1

 

01:00:44

Gilbert Sixes Warp2

 

01:00:52

Gilbert Sixes Warp3

 

01:00:58

Gilbert Sixes Warp4

 

01:01:01

Gilbert Sixes Warp5

 

01:02:06

Di Meola Mutes Tk1

 

01:02:32

Angry Paul Tk1

 

01:02:38

Light String Vowels

 

01:05:06

Tiny Scale Crosspick

 

01:05:43

Vai Vibe

 

01:05:50

Angry Paul Tk2

 

01:06:09

G String Speedup Tk1

 

01:07:43

Two-String Speed

 

01:07:57

G String Speedup Tk2

 

01:09:25

Scalin' Around

 

01:10:35

Wood Shred Tk1

 

01:10:55

Inside Gilberts

 

01:11:04

Wood Shred Tk2

 

01:11:31

Outside Gilberts

 

01:11:34

Outside Gilbert Speedup

 

01:12:07

E String Speedup Tk1

 

01:12:20

E String Speedup Tk2

 

01:14:07

Montreal543

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

 

01:16:01

Mediterranean Sundance Gain

 

01:19:50

djaychela

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?

 

01:24:55

Hanky Pooh

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?

 

01:27:22

Yoruko

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 ^^

 

01:29:08

Andjoy

Do you also feel some thumb and index finger motion?

 

01:29:25

Matt_Earth_to_Ashes

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?

 

01:31:50

Fredneck

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

 

01:33:35

Hanky Pooh

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?

 

01:35:09

Trolley Out Music

 

01:35:45

Outro Solo

 

Andy's Roll

 

00:40:10

Angry Paul Tk1

 

01:02:32

Angry Paul Tk2

 

01:05:50

Ascending Sixes

 

00:54:54

Ascending Sixes Positions

 

00:56:08

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk1

 

00:46:45

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk2

 

00:47:31

Blackberry Blossomesque Tk2

 

Chicken Tk1

 

00:41:41

Chicken Tk2

 

00:41:45

Di Meola Mutes Tk1

 

01:02:06

Di Meola Mutes Tk2

 

00:50:46

E String Speedup Tk1

 

01:12:07

E String Speedup Tk2

 

01:12:20

G String Speedup Tk1

 

01:06:09

G String Speedup Tk2

 

01:07:57

Gilbert Sixes Stages

 

00:58:26

Gilbert Sixes Warp1

 

00:58:53

Gilbert Sixes Warp2

 

01:00:44

Gilbert Sixes Warp3

 

01:00:52

Gilbert Sixes Warp4

 

01:00:58

Gilbert Sixes Warp5

 

01:01:01

Gilbert Sixes Warp6

 

00:57:32

Harmonic Minor Ascending

 

00:51:27

Here Comes the Gain Again

 

00:50:52

Inside Gilberts

 

01:10:55

Intro Solo

 

00:00:00

Light String Vowels

 

01:02:38

Mediterranean Sundance

 

00:48:51

Mediterranean Sundance Gain

 

01:16:01

Morse Arpeggios

 

00:39:41

Outro Solo

 

01:35:45

Outside Gilbert Speedup

 

01:11:34

Outside Gilberts

 

01:11:31

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk1

 

00:52:01

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk2

 

00:52:19

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk3

 

00:52:27

Pentatonic Downstroke Tk4

 

00:54:17

Pentatonic Downstroke vs Upstroke

 

00:52:37

Pentatonic Pickup

 

00:51:49

Pentatonic Pickup Crosspick

 

00:51:44

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk1

 

00:53:00

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk2

 

00:53:40

Pentatonic Upstroke Tk3

 

00:54:22

Pick It Apart Blues

 

00:35:43

Scale Ascending

 

00:57:31

Scale Ascending Crosspick

 

00:57:26

Scalin' Around

 

01:09:25

Sixes Both Ways

 

00:55:00

Tiny Scale Crosspick

 

01:05:06

Trolley Out Music

 

01:35:09

Tumeni Triplets

 

00:39:30

Tumeni Triplets Suspended

 

00:40:17

Two-String Speed

 

01:07:43

Vai Vibe

 

01:05:43

Wood Shred Tk1

 

01:10:35

Wood Shred Tk2

 

01:11:04

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.