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Guitar tone shortcut - fingers

Admiral Bob
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.
Doxent Zsigmond
permalink   Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 2:59 AM
When I started playing guitar some 20-30 years ago I never used picks because I just happen to lose one each time so it was only fingers for me. Unfortunately guitars were doing me some wrist and finger problems so I just decided to stick with keys. Tried playing one recently but it was meh. And the pain was enormous.