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Fingerstyle players

This is a group for fingerstyle players of all types, from Hedges disciples to Chet channelers.

Members: 959
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

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Frail nails 15 Replies

Started by Harry Lindahl. Last reply by Luis Motta da Silva on Tuesday.

Thumb Picks? 11 Replies

Started by Rob Darby. Last reply by John Zemler Apr 10.

Neck Width and Fingersyle 23 Replies

Started by Rob Darby. Last reply by Rob Darby Mar 12.

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Comment by Robert Williamson 10 hours ago

if i were given a choice of going blind, or having no hands. I cant see not playing :)

Comment by Rob Darby 11 hours ago

I injured my left index finger about a year ago. I couldn't play at all for months. It still has some slight limitations, but I'm playing again. Robert and Ed:  I hope and pray you guys will mend quickly and get back to enjoying your guitars!

Comment by John Zemler 14 hours ago

Robert and Ed, Hope you guys mend quickly. Semper Pax, John

Comment by Ed Mehollin 14 hours ago
I hope it heals quickly. I have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder from playing softball. I guess I just can't throw a ball as hard as I once did. Anyway, I have had to downsize guitars from dreads and jumbos. I got a Taylor 322, an all mahogany concert size. It is slightly bigger than a parlor guitar. Much more comfortable to warp my arm over.
Comment by Robert Williamson 15 hours ago

good luck..

i sprained a tendon or perhaps a bursis in my left elbow while disassembling my two winter car shelters yesterday. I cannot even pick up a guitar in my left hand today. Barely hold a cup of coffee. This on top of arthritis and diabetic peripheral neuropathy in right hand.

Comment by Larry Melton on March 20, 2014 at 2:26pm

Hey guys, I haven't been on here for a while....I have been trying to get an ulnar nerve problem cleared up so I can pick with my right hand...right now I can't even grip a pencil or squeeze a flat pick.  Anyway, I'll get better.  Check out my informal picking sessions and let me know what you think......I'm just learning but getting better the more I play.

go to fingerpicking with Larry session 1 and there are 5 total on youtube......

please don't laugh if you blow me away.....I am improving.

Comment by Rob Darby on March 12, 2014 at 10:31pm

Have any fingerstylists checked out the Ibanez AC450CE?

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_ag_page14.php?year=2014&cat_...

The specs look interesting: 1 3/4" nut, short scale, solid cedar top...At $400, it might be a reasonable consideration for some of us financially challenged pluckers. Any experience with these?

Comment by Roy Merriam on February 25, 2014 at 2:45pm

Good job Chris. I do a lot of improv myself. That was good.

Comment by Rob Darby on February 25, 2014 at 1:52pm

Wow! Improvising in public in an alternate tuning! I consider you a brave soul. Nice stuff there! Thanks for sharing it here, Chris.

Comment by Chris Banks on February 22, 2014 at 2:21pm

I'm in the woods - this one is in DADEAD with a white K-lever on +3.

https://soundcloud.com/chris-banks/in-the-woods

 

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