Re: Finger style vs. Pick style

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Posted by El Pájaro on December 26, 2000 at 06:19:32:

In Reply to: Re: Finger style vs. Pick style posted by Nickey on December 13, 2000 at 01:51:36:

: : I know hundreds of new players have asked the same question over and over again, but which is the best way to play, Finger or Pick?
: : Thing is, I've got pick nailed down perfect, and I can play pretty complicated basslines doing it(I just cracked 'All Around The World' by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), but I cannot get the hang of finger style. I seem to pull the string instead of pluck them when using my fingers. I can play with my thumb, but that's bassically the same as a pick.
: : I get confused when I see Jason Newsted use a pick on all songs, but then Timmy C. from RATM only uses finger style. Help!

: Fingerstyle, fingerstyle, fingerstyle.
: And let's all say it together
: Good.

: 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.

Now THAT's a stupid an irresponsible statement ! Any kind of music played with a pick is easy to play? Kid, have you ever heard a guy named Steve Swallow?
Try to sound half as in command of the music as Steve, and then we'll talk.
Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro.

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