I've been playing hardcore/punk music for a while now relying mainly on a two finger style and recently picking up a bit of 3 fingers, however I've never really tackled any songs with incredibly fast paced breakdowns. EG: (one I'm working on atm) The problem is picks annoy the hell out of me, I'd like to keep using my fingers and having a broken thumb throws out any traditional style of even holding a pick (thankfully it doesnt affect my slap much) which makes learning harder. What I do at the moment is the slapping triplet style of slap-hammeron-slap for the breakdowns. For example where a guitar may play seven notes I'll play triplet-pause triplet. It adds an intense sound but it isn't relevent to every situation so what I want to ask is this: What techniques can I work into my playing style to play this style of music using my hands? Demo videos of people doing it without a pick is also helpful, anything really.