#1
This may sound stupid, but I when I am playing just chords, I like to strum with my fingers. I usually put my thumb and index finger together to make a circular shape then strum. But I was told this is wrong. I should be using the thumb and the middle finger. Which one is more common?
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#2
O.o...not to the fact that you strum w/out a pic cuz i do that sometimes when i play my acoustic but who told u that its WRONG? u can strum how ever u damn well please!!!
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#3
i use a pick unless the song calls for finger picking than i pluck each string
#4
More common when 'strumming' is to use a plectrum.

True fingerstyle is arpeggiating, or using a flicking out of the fingers and drawing them back in again in sync, in line with a flamenco technique known as rasqueda (sp? or was it called something else...haven't played spanish guitar for around 5 years now lol)
#5
if i play without a pick, thumb and index finger, with a pick, i hold the pick with thumb and index finger.
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thanks for the compliment man!
#7
whatever is comfortable to you, there is not a real wrong way to play the guitar. When I do play with my fingers I do it that way as well.
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#8
I use a whole spectrum of plectrums, but when I play accoustic I like the tone of my thumb and index fingers held together like I am holding a ick, but I just rub with my nails.
Keep in mind I am no classical guitarist and my finger picking is done with no nails whatsoever.
#9
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O.o...not to the fact that you strum w/out a pic cuz i do that sometimes when i play my acoustic but who told u that its WRONG? u can strum how ever u damn well please!!!



Just a friend of mine. i was playing acoustic with out a pick, and he told me I was strumming wrong. So I dunno...
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#10
just strum the way you like it.
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#11
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O.o...not to the fact that you strum w/out a pic cuz i do that sometimes when i play my acoustic but who told u that its WRONG? u can strum how ever u damn well please!!!


Exactly, I use my thumb and index finger. If anyone says you're wrong then just look them square in the eye and kick them in the nuts...
#12
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Exactly, I use my thumb and index finger. If anyone says you're wrong then just look them square in the eye and kick them in the nuts...

lol yeah thats what i do too...not the nuts thing but the tumb n index...n i cut my nails too so it sounds a lil...different...
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