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Dave T Fingers or Plectrum? (29) RE: Fingers or Plectrum? 09 Apr 02

I use both. Usually I hold the pick with my thumb and index finger; that leaves my middle and ring fingers available for fingerpicking. This way I can switch between flatpicking runs and fingerpicking for accompanying. I'm not recommending you try it (but feel free!) but just pointing out that there are all sorts of styles that work; some are suited to specific styles of music, so the more you learn the more choices you'll have when selecting songs and playing with others.

Dave The Gnome: I thought read a while back that Mark Knopfler played only with his thumb and index finger?

- Dave T

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