So I have the basic chopping down but I'm starting to get into the rhythms but I'm having a hard time not hiting the dead strings.
I do fine when I simply keep my hand going in a downward motion just on the off beat (but then I look like a robot). So I am really only feeling the rhythm of the off-beat.
(Rest - Chop - Rest - Chop)
When I start to get into it I want my hand keeping time on the downbeat even when I am not playing (as if I was strumming a guitar).
(SilentDownBeat - Chop - SilentDownBeat - Chop)
Except, I have less time to get my hand back up this way, so my precision is off and I have a hard time keeping my hand from hitting that bottom string on my way back up (ie: C chord where the e strong is dead).
Any tricks for keeping your hand going in a solid groove without hitting strings unintentionally?