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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 15 2017, 03:05 PM
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I've seen one of my favorite guitarists, Ritchie Kotzen moving from picking to fingers very successfully. I think that his playing become fresher thanks to this change.

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Fingers:





What do you prefer?


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Mertay
post May 15 2017, 03:13 PM
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I have 1-2 friends who are classical guitar teachers, although flamenco is probably the most technically focused I've seen them play pretty fast when needed.

Rather than right hand index and middle finger (which beginners start with), they use thumb+3 fingers in a raw on same string when doing similar fast stuff we do with the pick. But their hand position is way different than the electric, which is acceptable cause muting unused strings isn't important like the distorted electric guitar smile.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 16 2017, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ May 15 2017, 11:13 AM) *
I have 1-2 friends who are classical guitar teachers, although flamenco is probably the most technically focused I've seen them play pretty fast when needed.

Rather than right hand index and middle finger (which beginners start with), they use thumb+3 fingers in a raw on same string when doing similar fast stuff we do with the pick. But their hand position is way different than the electric, which is acceptable cause muting unused strings isn't important like the distorted electric guitar smile.gif



Yeah, that makes sense.

I've shared one of my guitar teachers before, he uses a technique close to what you described but for Jazz:



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