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simple finger question

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bchamorro, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    what finger do you usually start with when fingering/plucking a string?

    I or M?

    does it matter?
  2. Ideally you'd be able to start with either one and alternate from there.
  3. ysand


    Mar 26, 2005
    It might matter if theres a pattern that follows that is more comfy for you with one combination.
    What i mean is that if u start with the other finger, a part coming shortly will be easier for you to play :D
  4. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida

    I usually start with M and alternate.

    I thought I wasn't using proper technique. I thought proper technique was to start with I.


    Jan 13, 2007
    i don't think it matters much

    what does matter though, is whether you can control your fingers to be able to accent with either one. very vital in syncopated bits.


    <     <     <   | <     <     <
    I M I M I M I M | I M I M I M I M
    You could use one finger for accented notes and the other for not accented, but thats not very efficient at higher speeds.

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