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Old 09-15-2009, 06:39 PM
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Thumb takes care of the 3 bass strings ALWAYS.
I don't think there should be any hard and fast rules regarding this. Do whatever sounds right and works well. Having said that, one of the challenges of playing the larger wound strings with the i/m/a/c fingers is the "screechy" sound you can get when plucking at an angle, assuming you use nails. Bare-flesh players do not have this problem, of course.
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Hey Barry,

What I mean is instead of playing the 5th and 4th string with my thumb, I use my thumb on the 5th and index on the 4th. Classical guys do this correct? I use a more traditional fingerstyle approach. Thumb takes care of the 3 bass strings ALWAYS.

If you doing single quarter notes, then yes, but if you're doing a run up or down across the bass strings its best to alternate pi or even pim. It depends.
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Anyone else giving this a shot? Measures 13-16 are giving me a spanking lol.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:38 PM
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Anyone else giving this a shot? Measures 13-16 are giving me a spanking lol.
This is how I would do it. Note also the half barres. Right hand fingers used in measure 14 sets you up nicely for measure 15
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:20 AM
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Fingerstylist,

I can't decide whether to thank you or what! That posted link you supplied has been with me for the last two days. It's so enjoyable to listen to. It took me, a guy really interested in the acoustic blues, totally off guard.

Being new, I'm very inexperienced and now this. It didn't "seem" tough until I tried it. The fingering looked fairly simple (see, that's that inexperience!) and upon reading the authors notes on just how difficult the piece is to play, it has me in it's grasp. I really need to get this one down.

An amazing bit of music. Thanks for the You Tube link. I think it's going to bother me for a long, long time but I'm going to learn it!

This guitar is an incredible instrument.

If you can play this you have my respect! I think it's going to take me a long time...

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