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#1 kt6strings

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:29 AM

The phenomenal Keith Urban shows how he seamlessly transitions between flat picking and fingerpicking--in the blink of an eye!  Something silent we can practice any time, anywhere!  (I'll need a lot of practice--the only thing he demonstrates that I can readily do right now is drop my pick... :whistle: )

 

https://youtu.be/MMv9pB6VcYM


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:54 AM

Wow, that is great. Thank you for posting it.
Yep, I can do the dropping the pick bit too. We are both part of the way there. 😄

#3 Freewill

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:31 PM

That is an interesting approach: Keith holds the pick between his index and middle finger while fingerpicking with his index, middle, and ring fingers.  He plants his pinkie on the body of the guitar to provide a base, and doesn't use it to pick.  I have been attempting to learn finger style using the Bonamassa method, which is to tuck the pick under the index finger and fingerpick with the middle, ring, and pinkie but, since my pinkie is considerably shorter than the other two fingers, that can be challenging at times.  I'll have to try Keith's method to see if it feels more natural.

 

I figure that either method will work, you just need to get the mileage under your fingers...

 

Thanks for the post!


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:19 AM

Wow, that really blew my mind! Great find!


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#5 jaykaywright

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:06 AM

He makes it look so easy.  My finger nails are always taking a beating / thin from strumming without a pick.  Very cool transition. Thanks


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#6 CapM

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:18 PM

Or he could just use a thumbpick.  :whistle:







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