can I look down on my picking hand or should I avoid it and just look straight or to my fretting hand, while doing this exercise or playing picking song.
Hi, i am at the stage 6 also and i had the same question, so after a small research in the forum i found that:
There is nothing bad if you are looking your picking hand at the beginning, but you have to try stop looking at this hand after some time,when you become better in picking. You should try to make your picking hand "Have his own Eyes",as i read, and focus on the fretting hand.
Sorry for my bad English, Hope i helped you.