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.