PLAY Fin­ger­style

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Fin­ger­style is handy for play­ing sim­ple blues licks through to com­plex ac­com­pa­ni­ments. The pick­ing­hand thumb is used to play bass lines so the first three pick­ing-hand fin­gers are free to con­cen­trate on arpeg­gios, melodies and chords. If you re­quire more tonal def­i­ni­tion on the low strings a thumbpick can be utilised; this also frees up the first fin­ger and lends a lot of power. Fin­gers are la­belled and no­tated us­ing p, (Thumb) i, (first) m, (sec­ond) and a (third). The fourth (c) is rarely used.

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