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Guitar tone shortcut - fingers

Admiral Bob
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permalink   Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 4:35 AM
A few years ago I figured out what seems to be the quickest shortcut to getting an expressive electric guitar tone without the use of guitar pedals or effects.

Playing finger style - no guitar picks. I don’t know of any other single thing that can as dramatically improve tone on a melodic part - finger style playing allows drama and emotion to sweep through guitar playing, since two human hands make the sounds, and not just one.

The downside - I picked up a pick the other day, and I can barely do anything with it. So if you start to play with fingers, you have to keep practicing with picks from time to time.