Re: finger picking
Hey DRA, I am wanting to tune up my fingerstyle single note playing.
Jazz guys I have studied with either use pick and fingers, or if they
pick with just fingers, will use thumb and middle finger for single
notes, which I find awkward. I did study classical for a couple of
years in the mid 80's and I tend to want to use index & middle, but my
technique is lacking. Do you have any such exercises on your site that
would get me up to speed? What specifically would you recommend?
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