Testing Your Motions
Test drive common picking motions with Cracking the Code’s hands-on speed tests!
Learning picking motions is a tricky process made all the more complicated by having to operate an actual guitar while you do it. In this section, we simplify the challenge with a collection of fun, hands-on tests that don’t require a guitar at all. With nothing more than a flat surface and a few common props, you can try your hand at several common picking motions to see how they work.
Along the way, you’ll also get a sense of your base capability for fast motion. Have you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have enough raw athletic power for fast picking? Well buckle up, because you may discover that you have more than you think.
Finally, we’ll grab a guitar to find out how a simple tremolo can be used to test your picking motion for optimal efficiency, from complete beginners to advanced players alike.