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If you could play any picking style,what would it be?


(@gchord)
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I must be getting old.When I was younger I wished I could play like (fill in the space),most hard rock electric players. Now,not so much.I haven't touched my electrics in over a year.I have a strong sensation to play like those good bluegrass pickers.We had a family that came to church on a special Sunday who played bluegrass gospel. The group featured a father,played upright bass,two daughters,one and mandolin the other one played violin and a son who played the guitar.The kid was 11 or 12 and he downright fly up and down the fretboard faster than any rocker I've seen.

Fingerstlyist also get the nod. Who wouldn't like to play like Tommy Emmanuel? I've been listening to more acoustic guitar than anything else lately,so I reall admire what they can do.No effects,just straight fingers for the most part.If you could learn to play a new style than you do now,what would it be?


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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I'm still working on being a rock guitarist....if it wasn't my all-consuming passion, and I had enough time to spare, I'd go the Alan Green route and study classical guitar, but at 53, I think I'm a bit too old and set in my ways to even become an average guitarist in a completely different style. Still so much I've got to learn about rock guitar.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@brfoster)
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I'm with you on the acoustic, man. And that blue-grass style does sound so good, even when adapted to more rock/folk tunes like Wilco's "Don't Forget the Flowers". You may have seen my separate thread on that topic.


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(@gchord)
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I'm still working on being a rock guitarist....if it wasn't my all-consuming passion, and I had enough time to spare, I'd go the Alan Green route and study classical guitar, but at 53, I think I'm a bit too old and set in my ways to even become an average guitarist in a completely different style. Still so much I've got to learn about rock guitar.....

:D :D :D

Vic

You're never to old to learn.I'm 52,my dreams years ago was to wail on th electric.I can a little bit of Clapton,SRV,Neil Young,and a few others. But acoustic has always been my favorite. I guess I was a closet folkie.


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(@tinsmith)
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If I could only play like Tommy Emmanell.......


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(@notes_norton)
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I'd like to be as technically competent as Jeff Beck

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(@dogbite)
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I like so many styles of music I had to try to learn all the guitar parts as best I could. the bar was set way too high, but I am better for it.
I love flat picking an acoustic guitar. I am addicted to the vintage tones on early recordings pf blues and rock.
electric rules my head and feet. acoustic soothes my heart and feet.
feet because I stomp the beat.

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(@anonymous)
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i duuno. i'd imagine it'd get boring.


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