#1
Guys, i wanted to know your opinion on: is it a blasphemy to play red hot chili peppers with a pick?
#2
I believe Fortune Faded is played with a pick, also a few other songs.
Also, yes, in my opinion playing such funky songs with a pick ruins the feel Flea's trying to bring out.
#3
***WARNING: Music elitist/purist ahead!***

WTF, man?

The only thing that matters in the end is the sound and the emotion.
If both things improve when you play a RHCP's song with a pick, well then fückin do it.
#4
No.
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#7
yeah, good luck slapping with a pick.

appart from that, if it sounds good, and doesn't slow you down, why not.
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#10
If you like the feel and it is your interpretation why the fluck not?
#13
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It sounds better without a pick


Opinion.


but if you find a pick more comfortable, then thats your choice man.


Truth.
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#14
Music isn't about restriction.
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#16
You best not be playing any RHCP with a pick. (exceptions: Don't Forget Me, Parallel Universe, Fortune Faded.....I think they're a couple others). Seriously....RHCP songs are so much funner with fingers. I even play the aforementioned songs with me fingers.
#17
No. Punk it up.
For how can I give the King his place of worth above all else
when I spend my time striving to place the crown upon myself?
#18
If you want to play them with a pick and you like the way it sounds, do it.
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#19
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You best not be playing any RHCP with a pick. (exceptions: Don't Forget Me, Parallel Universe, Fortune Faded.....I think they're a couple others). Seriously....RHCP songs are so much funner with fingers. I even play the aforementioned songs with me fingers.



How is you playing pick songs with your fingers any different to him playing fingered songs with a pick?
#21
I just played the bridge to Can't Stop with and without a pick. To me, without just sounds so much better, and it's funenr to play.
Also, where are you gonna put your pick when you're slapping?
#22
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#23
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#24
blasphemy? no, but it will definitely be quite hard, especially if you plan on playing the slap part with a pick! slap uses so much octave up-down, it would be nearly impossible to jump between the strings at that speed with a pick.
#26
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How is you playing pick songs with your fingers any different to him playing fingered songs with a pick?


Because he's using a pick.....?
#27
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No. Punk it up.


Paul McCartney used a pic. So do many jazz and country players.