Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

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What is better pick or fingers?

Pick
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50%
Fingers
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50%
 
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Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by lokariototal » March 16th, 2015, 7:24 am

Hello,

What is better, to learn with a pick or with fingers? Why?

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Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by Alan Green » March 16th, 2015, 10:27 pm

Both.

But... Plectrum skills can be learned quite easily. Finger skills will take you a lifetime.
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Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by Diceman » March 17th, 2015, 4:55 am

There is no right or wrong answer to this age old question . There are some things that will be easier to play with your fingers than with a pick and vice versa . Musical preference also has much to do with the choice . Certain styles of music demand that you play with fingers . There are also certain songs and techniques (pinch harmonics , shredding , and sweep picking) that would be extremely hard to play without a pick . You will find the finger players , who are in the minority , are very vocal about their preference . I think you will also find that many pick players will use their fingers on occasion .
When it comes right down to it , YOU are the one to decide which you like best .

Finally , the best advice I can give you is ... identify your favorite guitar players and use what they use .
If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .

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Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by lokariototal » March 17th, 2015, 5:49 am

Diceman wrote:There is no right or wrong answer to this age old question . There are some things that will be easier to play with your fingers than with a pick and vice versa . Musical preference also has much to do with the choice . Certain styles of music demand that you play with fingers . There are also certain songs and techniques (pinch harmonics , shredding , and sweep picking) that would be extremely hard to play without a pick . You will find the finger players , who are in the minority , are very vocal about their preference . I think you will also find that many pick players will use their fingers on occasion .
When it comes right down to it , YOU are the one to decide which you like best .

Finally , the best advice I can give you is ... identify your favorite guitar players and use what they use .
but do you think I should "specialize" in one of these styles..? (Fingers or pick)

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Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by Diceman » March 18th, 2015, 7:11 am

Any opinion I would give you would be based on what music you like to listen to and which guitarists you would like to be able to play like . If your favorite guitarists play with a pick , use a pick . If they play with their fingers , use your fingers . You can also learn both .
If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .

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Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Post by Gotdablues » April 9th, 2015, 8:52 am

Me Play Bass, Me use Fingers :lol:

But seriously, I've played a little finger style guitar also and reaching higher notes is easier (quicker) than string skipping with a pick. IMO


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