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  • Small win with thumb and finger picks

    Posted by Hughandi on June 4, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Yay, got through todays banjo challenge albeit slowly using thumb and finger picks!

    markvguitar replied 2 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    June 4, 2021 at 7:07 am

    That’s great @Hughandi 👍 I have fat fingers, so I find finger picks to be uncomfortable. I found the “Black Mountain” thumb pick to be OK, but I’ve not found finger picks that work for me🤔

    • Hughandi

      Member
      June 4, 2021 at 8:25 am

      I can’t say mine are comfortable, I guess they have to be pretty tight to stay put. Might try a Black Mountain they seem to have lots of fans.

      • markvguitar

        Member
        June 4, 2021 at 8:11 pm

        I like black mountain thumb picks. They are very versatile. I, like you, am still adjusting to the finger picks. I find with a little bending and time they are more comfortable. Using D’Andrea plastic picks but haven’t tried other brands yet.

  • Loraine

    Member
    June 4, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Nice! I cannot acclimate to the fingerpicks at all. I’m okay with a thunb pick, but the rest feel clunky and unnatural to me. I like using my fingers instead.

  • johnny67

    Member
    June 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Great win! I am finding with some perseverance I’m liking the finger picks, I actually keep them on when not playing to get used to the feel

  • GuitarGeni

    Member
    June 4, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Same here. I have tried to use thumb and finger picks before, but never had any proper instruction, so abandoned them pretty quickly. This time I decided to try taking my time and going very slowly and just follow along with the video. If there was a section that was giving me trouble I concentrated on that. After a while they almost felt natural. Will definitely continue to work on this.

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