#159145  by Lunchbox16
 Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:48 pm
mgbills wrote:When I first started playing I worked this book every day. Never finished it, but that routine helped my right hand.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/120-st ... x_EALw_wcB

I still feel sloppy with the fingers & with hybrid (pick & grab) picking. Every year I spend a couple months trying to clean it up. But since I've stayed with it, I find when I'm learning a new tune I typically start with my fingers only. Not sure when that happened. If I was a great fingerstyle player it would make more sense, but really I'm a hack. I was really into fingerstyle & chord tone songs/melodies for a couple years as well.

If your new to the fingers try the Giuliani book. It'll wake those buggers up & help you get started. It's not Jerry specific but it'll sure help when you drop your pick.
I’ve been working on right hand flat picking lately (mainly a bass player who doesn’t use a pick) but I saw this post about this book and decided to pick it up because I need to work on fingerpicking too. I’ve found some of these patterns are good for developing right hand flat picking accuracy too. So kudos for the heads up.
 #159469  by GeneralGoldilocks
 Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:38 am
For those (like me) who can't seamlessly switch between finger picking and flatpicking mid tune, there are all the telecaster country players that use a pick with the thumb and first finger, and finger pick with the rest. Danny Gatton was a master, and there are some of his lessons on you tube, you will see the rest if you watch this first one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRnDMPbtUSM
 #159470  by MattMan
 Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:03 pm
GeneralGoldilocks wrote:For those (like me) who can't seamlessly switch between finger picking and flatpicking mid tune, there are all the telecaster country players that use a pick with the thumb and first finger, and finger pick with the rest. Danny Gatton was a master, and there are some of his lessons on you tube, you will see the rest if you watch this first one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRnDMPbtUSM
I appreciate those lessons, and have found them extremely helpful for the thumb and fingers pickin, but I just need a free thumb to really get that Jerry pick technique. I put my pick in between my second and third fingers. By pretending I've lost that middle finger first, I get a natural pocket for the pick, and then I let my middle finger loose and I can use it as a finger too without dropping the pick, but it really is super hard to not drop the pick.

 #159472  by TI4-1009
 Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:22 pm
Look, if you're really serious about doing this right...

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