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post Feb 7 2011, 05:37 PM
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Hey GMC!

I'm curious to see what everyone started out using when you started guitar. Did you strum/pick with your fingers? Did you start out with a pick? Or did you go for the hybrid of fingerpicks?

Personally I started out with fingers. My guitar teacher when I started only taught me fingerpicking style acoustic songs, so I learned to do that, and then learned to strum with my thumb and first finger.

Later when I started learning songs that were more my style, I started using a pick as well and now I much prefer the pick to the fingers. Though I'm extremely grateful for my foundation in fingerpicking because it helps me in many ways in my playing today.

What did you start out with, and what do you prefer to use currently?


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post Feb 7 2011, 05:42 PM
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I started off with a pick.But I learnt to fingerpick later.I'm quite comfortable with both,but I cant use them together tongue.gif
I need to learn hybrid picking soon smile.gif


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post Feb 9 2011, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (Vaidya @ Feb 7 2011, 01:42 PM) *
I started off with a pick.But I learnt to fingerpick later.I'm quite comfortable with both,but I cant use them together tongue.gif
I need to learn hybrid picking soon smile.gif


Hybrid picking is some tough stuff. I've been using it more and more recently in my playing and I'm starting to feel somewhat comfortable with it.


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post Feb 9 2011, 10:42 PM
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Started with picking, nothing has changed. Picking works just fine for the music I want to play smile.gif


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post Feb 9 2011, 10:44 PM
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my teacher at the very started made me worked with both fingers and pick but i am more of a pick gguitar player


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post Mar 31 2011, 08:32 PM
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I started with fingers, cause I didn't know what the pick was. laugh.gif


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I started with fingers and i played that way for a long time cause i couldn't use the pick properly. But after sometime i got used to play with pick smile.gif


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