EX­AM­PLE 5

Fred­die King Style TRACK 4

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY: FINGERSTYLE -

Fred­die King is a blues gui­tar mas­ter and his style was hugely in­flu­en­tial to a whole host of blues and rock gui­tarists, most no­tably Mr Clap­ton. Fred­die used a metal thumb pick to aug­ment his tone and used the thumb and first fin­ger to pluck the strings al­most ex­clu­sively. But while the tone of Fred­die’s gui­tar would be sharper be­cause of the pick, a lot of his tonal bite was cour­tesy of snappy first fin­ger pluck­ing as used here.

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