#1
I just never seem to remember to get a guitar pick when out somewhere with parents, I just figure its not that important. So I just use a quarter for replacement for a pick. It's just sorta difficult to pick sometimes, and sometimes tremolo isn't working out for me, is an actual plectrum that important?
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#2
Depends on what you want to do... For tremolo, yes. Otherwise you could work on finger-picking..
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#3
not if you play finger-style =D

but at my old school, they used to give out bread-clips as picks, coz bitches kept thieving the picks...
so i dont think its that bad.
#4
Yeah, the bread clips are the best substitutes for picks (I have only ever been without a pick once though). They seem almost identicle to real picks other than the shape. It isn't too hard to play with the corner of one.
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#7
Whay are you worried about tremolo picking after just 2 months? There's other, far more important techniques that you should be focussing on so early on.
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Whay are you worried about tremolo picking after just 2 months? There's other, far more important techniques that you should be focussing on so early on.


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#9
with a quarter you will weaken your string and dull the tone of the strings in a matter of hours.

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#10
I used to use a 20 cent piece (Aussie) when I first started. I found a pick much easier. trust me, its well worth the effort to remember it. Makes things much easier.
#11
A coin will probably degrade your strings alot faster than an actual pick.

The sound of a coin on strings is horrible imo. It sounds like your doing a constant pick slide.
Just ask your parents to remind you to buy a pick.
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#12
I read a post from one of our forums saying something, "you are a guitar player if you always carry a pick in your wallet."
#14
It's not bad. I mean, it didn't stop Gibbons, Hendrix, or May from being awesome. I only use one when I play certain things.

If you like it, go for it. If it stops you from doing something, well, try new things.
#15
You'll snap your strings pretty quickly, but it won't hurt anything beyond repair. Get into the habit of always having a pick in that little side pocket of your jeans (I usually carry 2 or 3), and keep a few in your gig bag/case. At 25¢ each you should buy a ton, I usually get $5 worth and they last a good 4 - 6 months (somtimes less depending on how much drinking I do when I play )
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#16
you might easily wear out ur strings
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#17
Quote by XxDre09xX
I just never seem to remember to get a guitar pick when out somewhere with parents, I just figure its not that important. So I just use a quarter for replacement for a pick. It's just sorta difficult to pick sometimes, and sometimes tremolo isn't working out for me, is an actual plectrum that important?


Ha! Awesome... That's hardcore there . I remember once back in late January I ran out of picks, and took a piece of sheet metal to mounted grinder and made a pick that way. Still have that baby too... But, as other people have said, it sounds to crunchy, chunky, and grindy (and, of course, combined with a pick scrape like noise). And degrades the strings. Pick would be a best bet, since its really going to suck when you HAVE to remember strings or no playing when you get home.

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I read a post from one of our forums saying something, "you are a guitar player if you always carry a pick in your wallet."


Haha! I do that... Paid off quite a few times too.

Odd though... I carry all my picks in my wallet and all my loose change in my guitar case.
#19
Quote by Aaron the 4th
with a quarter you will weaken your string and dull the tone of the strings in a matter of hours.

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yeah, you absolutely right. just go get a bag of picks for 2$ in guitar center
#20
it can scratch the guitar.

I play with fingers mostly, suits my style better. Southern Rock- blues, is what im into atm.

But i use a pick often too.
#21
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I read a post from one of our forums saying something, "you are a guitar player if you always carry a pick in your wallet."


What about many picks? Lol
#22
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I read a post from one of our forums saying something, "you are a guitar player if you always carry a pick in your wallet."


Mines in my pocket most of the time or atm inbetween my strings and fretbord
This works for almost any situation....

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#23
Damages your strings faster. Get picks, it's not like they are costy.
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#24
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I read a post from one of our forums saying something, "you are a guitar player if you always carry a pick in your wallet."


One?!? 23 picks :P
#25
Learn to use the back of your index finger (from the inside of it facing your middle finger around to the nail area) as your pick. Over time it will toughen up and be as effective as a pick, a little more reliable, if maybe a little thinner sounding acoustically. But it opens you up to greater flexibility later on, like mixing in fingerstyle with chord playing.

A lot of great guitarists eschew the use of picks - Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac come to mind.
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#26
I seem to lose picks all the time so I would recommend using a penny.

Actually Billy Gibbons and Brian May both use coins for picks. But if you simply forget your picks, get a key chain pick holder and stuff it full.

Example: http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/EFOB.htm
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