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bassilisk

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Re: About Face
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2017, 10:21:07 AM »
Early on I went with fingers, but somewhere along the line (a few years in) I began using a pick to duplicate some of the licks I was hearing on records.
So much so that I found I was using a pick more often than not. I think I started to panic, because I was slowly losing my finger chops, and hey, back then
the pick players were less visible.

So I went back to digits, and eventually the pick fell away. I was never good with slap (though occasional pops were still acceptable) and over time I developed
my finger style. Though I understand the "benefits" playing with a pick provides (attack) I've found that trying to re-establish picking as an alternate method severely
compromises my playing flow. At this point I don't have either the desire or patience to bring it back into my skill set. I don't want to think that hard about it anymore.

I do appreciate all the players that utilize it successfully though - it's just not my cuppa.
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Re: About Face
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2017, 09:29:39 PM »
That goes away with practice and familiarity

No doubt. I used to be proficient with the pick, but I'm 20+ years out of practice. Since my health keeps me from joining a band that might need it, I'm complacent.