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My fingerpicking issues....

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by FashionVictim, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Ok. I started fingerpicking about 2 months ago and I was able to play just fien, switching strings fast was no big deal, now when I find I play I only use my pointer finger. I hate it, I want to use both so I can play at a good speed but nto too slow either. Has ths ever happened to you so that you could help me?

    Note: I've been practicing with my pointer and ring, it still doesn't help.
  2. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Well, i suggest you to use your index finger and long finger.
  3. Chili


    Mar 8, 2005
    those 2 fingers are the best 2 to use when just starting to play, and just best to use, for me, go index middle index middle and u should get pretty smooth

    i just found out a few days ago that, that just say i'm moving from d to a, i use my index and kind of stroke down so i hit them both, is this a bad habbit or should i start practicing so that i always go index middle??
  4. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
  5. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    I used to rake too, but for some reason it felt like i play way better when i stopped, less sloppier etc... play how you feel.