I have no clue how to frick'n practice rhythm. It is pissing me off. Do I practice the up stroke or does it naturally occur over time? I've heard it answered both ways. When I add in the up stroke it sounds terrible. When I leave it out on purpose, I like the sound better, but ultimately I want the upstroke and it's not happening naturally. I cant speed up my paracticing, because I cant get it right slow in the first place. If I practice wrong, I'll play wrong. Well, I cant move forward practicing because I'm getting pissed at not knowing how to practice it. Good Lord! So frustrating!
And wrist tension...am I literally supposed to have zero tension in my wrists? When I do that, it completely changes everything, and the pick moves around and I dont get that dark warmer rake sound I like.
Edit: and I'm trying to sound like django joseph adrian holovaty or benji winterstein but I dont know if they started out practicing with or without the upstroke