The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147325   Message #3414755
Posted By: Will Fly
05-Oct-12 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: Playing away a fingernail
Subject: RE: Playing away a fingernail
I think we must agree to disagree here - and no harm in that.

The point I would make is that, as far as the "sitar, bluegrass banjo, fiddle, cello, guzheng, koto - and plectrum guitar" - are concerned, they are not generally intended to be played with fingers, whereas the guitar can be played with fingers, picks or plectrum. How it is played is down to the performer. Some people can use fingerpicks - can't exist without them, even - others simply dislike them and can't get on with them.

And it's not for lack of trying - in the end, it's down to the individual and his/her interaction with the instrument.