#1
can you play rock music without using a pic? I really like the feel of using my thumb to strum down and my index finger to stum up. I just get a much better feel. I just started playing so is this not a good road to go down or is it OK
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#2
You can do whatever you like; it is, after all, an objective art.
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#3
It's unique but can be done. Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits does it. Not exactly rock.
#4
are there any actual rock guitarists that don't use a pick?
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#7
you can do what you want but also try to learn picking if you're wanting to shred hahaha. yea using a pick is hard at first but just give it some time and you'l get it.
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#8
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#9
Quote by al112987
Jeff Beck


uses a pick just like almost every other rock/metal guitarist/most of the time
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#11
so he's the only guy that finger picks?
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#12
Quote by tryhonesty
uses a pick just like almost every other rock/metal guitarist/most of the time

Have you EVER watched him play in a more recent video? He stopped using picks in the 80s or something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Beck#Technique_and_equipment

Also, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits (as previously mentioned)
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#13
Quote by tryhonesty
uses a pick just like almost every other rock/metal guitarist/most of the time
plays with fingers enough to be considered
#14
No,

marc Knopfler,
Jeff Beck
The guitarist of the Doors
Steve Howe
Stephen Stills (stills nash and young)
Nils lofgren
Dan Auerbach

among others
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#17
Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)..

Not exactly Rock...but worth mentioning

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#18
beck plays almost exclusively with fingers, he used to do so rarely , but since the late 80's he barely touches picks
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#19
From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerstyle_guitar
Well-known exponents of fingerstyle electric guitar include Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck (after years of pick playing), Duane Allman (when playing slide guitar), Robbie Krieger, Lindsey Buckingham, Albert King, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder.

John Mayer mixes both pick an fingerstyle techniques exceptionally well!
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#20
Quote by Shred-Hed
If you want a nice sharp attack on your notes, you need a pick.


Long fingernails or fake acrylic ones can sharpen up your tone though.
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#23
Quote by SKOOBEY
2 fingers > 1 pick


Or do it Chinese pipa style and play with 4 fingers plus your thumb .
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#24
Quote by Alex Vik
Lil Wayne plays without a pick. He's not rock, but he's the only one I can think of.

"Because Lil Wayne does it?" That is an awful example, and might well deter him from not using a pick or even touching a guitar.
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