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  • Pick vs finger

    Posted by tommytheT on August 26, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been a non-pick player forever. Do you think I can still get something from Tony’s courses? I’ve tried a few lessons, some are VERY pick oriented, so wondering if this is the wrong place for me- even though I love TONYS teaching method(s). Is there a way to ask Tony a question? Thoughts?

    tommytheT replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Loraine

    Member
    August 27, 2023 at 5:52 am

    @tommytheT Welcome to the TAC community. Is there some reason you don’t want to learn to play with a pick? Tony’s lessons cover the use of picks and fingerpicking, but he doesn’t really show finger strumming. There have been others that never played with a pick, but they stuck with TAC and learned the different skills. Why not expand your skill set and learn to play with a pick?

    Tony monitors the forums, so he might read your post. You can message Support by clicking on the link at the bottom left, or add Victoria in support to your post/question by adding moniker @VictoriaTACTeam and ask your questions for Tony.

  • tommytheT

    Member
    August 28, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks Loraine. The reason I am ,pickless´ is because (1) I started on classical guitar many years ago; (2) I am a bass player (where I also play finger style) by default, just taking up steel string; (3) I am 70 years old, not sure if I want A WHOLE NEW STYLE; (4) influenced greatly by Jeff Beck-pretty sure he was playing with fingers. Maybe I just avoid the pick lessons? Or maybe just play fingers, no pick? Really enjoy the site, not sure about taking on a pick.

    I sent this along to support, thanks so much.

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