#1
Well, I've been playing classical for about 7 years now. I recently decided to start acoustic but I realized I can't play a thing on it. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or whether I just need practice but I'm pretty good with classical...I've placed well in some local competitions. Is it just the big change between all finger picking to using a pick or something else? Has this happened to anyone else? If so, how did you solve this problem?
#3
Same thing happened to me, just treat it like two separate instruments. Start from the very beginning, all it takes is practice to get better at a different style.
#4
Using a plectrum is completely different from finger picking. You have to learn a completely new picking style right from the beginning. Of course you'll have difficulty. People don't use a plectrum because it's easy to use and it takes no skill or effort.

You'll have to think of your picking hand as a beginner if you've never used a plectrum before. That's what you have to work on. Your skill with fingering and chords will cross over easily but your right hand has to learn a whole new style of playing.
Last edited by Trefellin at Jan 25, 2009,
#5
Quote by gnomieowns
are you talking about strumming chords? how can you be good at classical and not be able to strum chords?!


I am guessing you don't play classical.