5 Finger Picking?
timbo81
Sep 12 2007, 05:45 PM
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so i've started finger picking drills and is there any real reason why the PIMA method is used and the pinky is left doing nothing.

I realise it can act as like a balance or pivot point, but I'm interested in learning flamenco style so my hand is not going to be even be resting in 1 spot for very long so it would seem learning to pick with the pinky resting on the guitar is probably not going to help and even hinder that progress

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Pavel
Sep 12 2007, 06:27 PM
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Pinky is the weakest finger and as on classical guitar it takes a lot of strength to produce a good, quality sound pinky is mostly not used. Resting pinky on the guitar is an overall bad habit.

As for flamenco - you will never need to pick with pinky in a traditional sense of "picking a single string" so you should not worry about inactive pinky. As soon as we get started with flamenco lessons here you will now how to use your pinky. smile.gif

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timbo81
Sep 12 2007, 09:58 PM
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ok cool thnx

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