This release speaks about the main points regarding guitar finger picking. It is important to pick your style beforehand as different styles involve different techniques.
Online PR News – 20-January-2010 – – This release speaks about the main points regarding guitar finger picking. It is important to pick your style beforehand as different styles involve different techniques. From classical to flamenco, the differences and similarities are explained.
"Generally it is harder to play the guitar with your fingers than it is with a pick. The reason for this is the complex movement involving guitar finger picking when compared to the simple motions when using a pick. Granted, there are variations that can become harder with the pick then they are for fingerpicking (like arpeggios), but that is not the general idea” Hober said.
As it turns out the most important technique is the arpeggio. This technique is universally used in every style where finger picking is present. Whether it is classical, jazz or flamenco the arpeggio is present, with different tones and nuances.
"Classical finger picking doesn't rely so much on anything other than arpeggios and a primitive form of picados. Though some classical songs involve different techniques, they are generally focused on the sound quality rather than being challenging” explains Hober.
The man with the best finger picking technique in the world is Paco De Lucia. His technique surpasses all the great guitarists seen before his time. The trademark technique is the picado, a technique unique to flamenco in both flavor and speed. The blisteringly fast picados that Paco De Lucia is famous for give his music another dimension and his creation is regarded as being the new flamenco.
Fusions between styles have started to emerge, with the jazz-flamenco genre popularized by the trio Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John Mclaughlin first in the 1980's. There are other examples which work rather well, like the cross between flamenco and indian tabla music.
This shows the creativity of today's musicians as well as an evolution of guitar finger picking in the form of Paco De Lucia. For more information visit the original article.