"Try both bare fingertips and 2 metal fingerpicks and a plastic thumb pick. See which you like better! Fingerpicks take some getting used to but once you are used to them, watch out! You will have a much wider range of volume and tone control at your…"
"I have been playing strings for along time, and have messed with finger picks on and off over the years, and until about a year or less ago, I am feeling more comfortable using them. One thing i can say is , keep trying to get used to them. I think…"
For me it is a matter of taste, I tried with the picks but I felt I was losing "feeling" and touch. It is true that with the picks you have more volume, but with a lot of practice I could compensate this volume…"
"Kieta, I have the same problem as you (and also started with Kenni Lee CD's). I wish I could us finger picks but I just haven't found any that are either too cumbersome or make unintentional noises, etc. I've tried them all and I…"
Thanks for the Bday wishes amigo....and for that really cool video of your shop....I forwarded that link to several of my envious friends. (If they only knew the hours you 'HAVE" to spend in there, right?
Be well, my friend....
"ARNOLD - I agree, LJ explains it from the heart....no frills....and no music theory that ends up turning off so many folks from pursuing trying to play a musical instrument. He was one of the ones who gave me momentum in going forward with…"
"If you're playing slide, I don't think it matters at all what type of pick you're using, thumb, finger, flat, expired credit card, no pick at all.... Certainly the string needs to be plucked, and desired volume may be a…"
"Just got through posting on the other site and found your post here too.
As I put on the other site..."I'm just learning to play my builds...(never played any stringed instruments before I built my first one in March of this year) and…"
On another Group forum, I posted a question about fretted versus un-fretted and got dozens of responses in just two days.Then I posted the questions below and have gotten COMPLETE silence. I wonder if I pissed off the group with my mundane basic newbie questions. Oh well....Anyway, here is my questions:When my fretted 3-string guitar gets here, I plan on playing mostly slide.1. Should I plan on using thumb and finger picks? (What are the pros and cons?)2. If I do end up using Finger…See More
Ok then.....Ted has a great site here. ....for bunches of stuff. ....the links I mentioned are along the right, including Mike's book "Music Factory".. I think my pictures are still scrolling, and there's two Ls in Halliburton. .................just livin' the dream. An added plus is that flutemakers already own most of the tools necessary.
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