The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147325   Message #3414080
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
04-Oct-12 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: Playing away a fingernail
Subject: RE: Playing away a fingernail
It amazes me that EVERY bluegrass banjo player in the world uses fingerpicks, but so many guitar players have problems with them.
Having said that, I have seen some terrific guitarist's picks fly off in mid-performance.
And, of course, there is the question of tone, AND, the problem - with fingerpicks - if you want to strum down as well as pick up.
I've never gone down the false-nail path but I should, as so many great fingerpickers have taked that route.