Posted by paige on December 14, 2000 at 09:44:29:
In Reply to: Re: Finger style vs. Pick style posted by Nickey on December 13, 2000 at 01:51:36:
: Fingerstyle, fingerstyle, fingerstyle.
: And let's all say it together
: Any kind of music that needs a pick sound is so easy to play you don't need to practise it. If you want to play the bass -> fingerstyle
: If you just want to hang out with band guys then you can play with a pick.
I just could not disagree more. As a professional player who has played 30+ years in a wide variety of situations, the truth of the matter is this:
Whatever it takes for the gig, do it. I use a pick, I use fingerstyle (using index and second finger), I also can play using three fingers, I slap, etc... I do whatever is needed. To denigrate using a pick is just about the most amateurish thing I have ever heard. It is another technique that is available. I would use a duck to pick the strings if it gave me the sound the gig required....
I am sorry, my friend, but your statement is not the truth.
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