#1
Hi everyone.

I'm a quite new guitar player actually. So I think this is some beginner question? Haha.

So recently, I began to learn finger-style guitar.

Knowing the basis like p for E A D strings, and i m a for G B e strings, respectively, I've been always confused on what to do if I have to pluck the same strings twice, or multiple times.

Let say I have to pluck B string 2 times, do I use my middle fingers to pluck it twice ? or do I use both index and middle to alternate the plucking ?
Does it make any difference if I have to pluck it more than twice, like say 5 times ?


The thing confused me is that on Youtube videos some people pluck the same strings twice with the same finger, and while others pluck it with another finger to alternate. So I don't know what to do for myself...

Is there a secret to pluck the same string twice or multiple times ?
#2
You can do whatever you want to do. Pluck the string with one finger, two fingers, fiver fingers.. your teeth.
#3
Quote by number123
Hi everyone.

I'm a quite new guitar player actually. So I think this is some beginner question? Haha.

So recently, I began to learn finger-style guitar.

Knowing the basis like p for E A D strings, and i m a for G B e strings, respectively, I've been always confused on what to do if I have to pluck the same strings twice, or multiple times.

Let say I have to pluck B string 2 times, do I use my middle fingers to pluck it twice ? or do I use both index and middle to alternate the plucking ?
Does it make any difference if I have to pluck it more than twice, like say 5 times ?


The thing confused me is that on Youtube videos some people pluck the same strings twice with the same finger, and while others pluck it with another finger to alternate. So I don't know what to do for myself...

Is there a secret to pluck the same string twice or multiple times ?


Alternation between fingers is always the better way but...in order not to be confused just learn the right hand the way classical guitarists learn it.Even if you dont want to play classical guitar or any classical piece ever,learning fingerstyle mechanics as a classical guitarist does gives you solid foundations and solves all your fingerstyle problems .

The great thing about it is that if later on you want to try different things...lets say play electric with the use of pick and fingers(hybrid picking) the transition ll be very smooth although you ll change many things from the starting classical position.Get classical guitar fingerstyle picking as your foundation(since fingerstyle is your thing) and later on you can deviate from it as much as you want .
Last edited by Dreamdancer11 at Dec 11, 2013,