So I'm trying to learn a new song that I have to play at a conference in about two weeks. It's VERY easy... nothing tricky at all. So what's my problem? First I'll let you listen to the song. http://youtu.be/wFEwHNZ5qxM So what's my problem? I can't keep up unless..... I use a pick I started as a pick player back in the late 80's/early 90's when I was playing heavy metal in jr. high and high school. By late high school I had switched to fingers and never looked back. Nothing against picks, I just enjoy sans pick. I actually like the pick sound in some songs, I just don't like using one. I think I'm going to have to use a pick just for this song. I have tried and tried and tried and cannot keep up unless I use a pick. As soon as I grab the pick this song is so simple I could take a nap and not miss a note. Just thought I'd vent to some people who might have some sympathy.