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#1
Some guy last night was telling me that

"MOST guitarist use 4 fingers


But good guitarists only need 3"


This was after he showed me a video of his brother playing

I asked him
"Why doesn't he use his pinky more??"

and thats what he told me

so
Can anybody name one good guitarist that doesn't use his pinky?
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Tell that guy the following: "You're a fucking idiot"
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#3
Probably Ol' Pinky-missing Steve down at the docks.
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#4
No.

You don't use your pinky = you suck.
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Rick Renstrom...but he doesn't actually have one so that's a bit different.
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#9
Technically they're more skilled if they can play with three fingers what someone else can play with four, but it's nothing to write home about.
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#10
None utilizing your pinky is smart, your a ****ing idiot if you don't, just call him an ignorant prick.
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Tell that guy the following: "You're a fucking idiot"


this, yet again, just do it over and over again until he understands
#14
I know a dude that never uses his index finger, bad accident with a circular saw.
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#16
he was telling me


"From the moment you pick up guitar thats how you play

So if you can play 300bpm with 3 fingers there you go

If youc an play 300 bpm with 4 fingers there you go"


So I was like

"If you can play 300 bpm with 3 fingers, couldn't you play 400 bpm with 4?"
haha
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Technically they're more skilled if they can play with three fingers what someone else can play with four, but it's nothing to write home about.


No, that's just f*cking silly.

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#18
pff noob.
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Probably Ol' Pinky-missing Steve down at the docks.


That made me lol haha.
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Rick Renstrom...but he doesn't actually have one so that's a bit different.

Same with Django Reinhardt
Well he's missing quite a few fingers actually
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#22
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No, that's just f*cking silly.

It's like having two wooden spoons and saving one for sunday best.


Let's say you play a solo that requires the use of all 4 of your fingers.

I play the same exact solo, note for note using only 3 fingers.

Thus, my finger speed is slightly faster than yours, given the fact that I can hit three notes, move my hand, and hit another not and not have it sound differently than you hitting four notes without moving your hand.

It's technically harder and takes more skill, but it's not necessarily something that would really impress anyone.
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#23
I use my pinky more than my middle finger to be honest.

It's my most calloused finger.
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#24
i like using my pinky actually more than my ring but i think he has it backwards:

most guitarists use 3

great guitarists use 4
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Give him a slap upside the head and say 'gtfo n00b'




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#27
^Most guitarists do use 4 though, because they're not morons. Great guitarists probably use 15 or something.

All the best guitar solos require the fourth finger. Not to mention the number of chord shapes which you need to use 4 fingers to create.
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#28
Tell him that the ones that the famous ones that use 3 fingers are in some cases gods of improvisation, but their technique is awful for the amount of time that they play.
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#29
i guess it also depends on the style of music you play. and how long youve been playing.... and how long your fingers are..... i could go on if youd like.
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I prefer to not use my hands at all. I just slam my face against the guitar while it is heavily distorted. I'm in a slipknot cover band.
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#31
Well technically Tony Iommi doesn't because he has that fake fingertip I guess.

Although... can anyone say Django Reindhart? He only used 2. Tell your friend his brother's ****e until he can play a Reindhart song without using that 3rd finger.
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#32
I use 4 fingers. Better fluidity.

In fact, I noticed that beginner guitarists only use their first 3 fingers. Then they have to work HARD to develop pinky strength.

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#33
tell him to get some classical guitar musics and play with only 3 fingers

that should get him working his pinky...
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#34
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That guy is an idiot. Why use 3 fingers when you can use 4? Everyone loves kit kats. Anyways, 4 fingers allows for better economy of motion, larger stretches... it's stupid to make some things hard on yourself by only using 3 fingers.



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#35
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i guess it also depends on the style of music you play.


Nope, not really. I mean, you can probably get away with three fingers in punk and pop-punk. But that doesn't mean it's good playing.

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and how long youve been playing....


Well yeah, if you've only been playing a month, you might suck too much to use a fourth finger.

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and how long your fingers are.....


I have large hands (therefore long fingers) and it feels awkward playing with my 3rd finger things I should be playing with my 4th.

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I doubt that.
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I prefer to not use my hands at all. I just slam my face against the guitar while it is heavily distorted. I'm in a slipknot cover band.


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#39
ive only seen kirk hammett not use his pinky, i noticed during the live vid of fae to black during the ending solo, i know i dont use my inky all that much unless i cant reach the string or it feels better, sometimes you learn certain songs that feel better with three fingers than four, like i feel more comfortable playing the intro to sweet child o' mine with three finger than i do with four. so i say its all preferance and that guy was just trying to make his brother seem awesome
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I'm pretty sure that Eric Clapton never or almost never uses his pinky. Also Tony Iommi relies heavily on just two fingers to play. But neither Clapton nor Iommi play ridiculously fast, technical music. It obviously helps to use your pinky.
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