mijknahs wrote:I like to tuck the pick between the first joint (from the tip) of my middle finger and the "soft" area between the middle joint and knuckle. I curve my finger inward to hold the pick. It gives me freedom to finger pick and it is easy access to the pick for soloing. It doesn't fall out. Maybe I'll post a video if I get a chance. Fingerpicking definitely sounds better than using a pick on the verses of Peggy-O, Deal, Althea and even Sugar Mag.
love to see some lessons on youtube!!!
i tried use my middle finger, but have trained myself to rely on it when fingerpicking. so the claw as jerry does it, which is as i take it is almost identical to how you do it, doesn't work for me. i prefer with the pick in hand to use the pinky like you, but i figured out why i am thrown off when i use the pinky finger. when my pinky is used, my right hand ring finger folds with it and leaves me with a thumb and 2 fingers! that makes it rather uncomfortable. so, i am going to have to teach myself to keep it straight.
ronster wrote:While Jerry does do some banjo claw hammer shit while bending some notes most of the stuff is straight forward alternating bass line finderpicking. Need to learn that if you are after the Jerry verse backing sound on the tunes previously listed before plus GDTRFB, crazy fingers, sitting in limbo, and many many more. My advise would be to pay for a month at Jormas Breakdown way site and learn as many finger picking tunes as possible. He'll show you all you need to know. I fingerpick most jerry tunes on my acoustic but it is more difficult to get that good sound fingerpciking on an electric so I find my self not doing it nearly as much. As far as tucking away the pick , I put it in my mouth if I'm not going to be singing otherwise I just put it on the nearest flat surface.
totally agree, and do finger pick pretty decent without a pick in my hand. thanks for the advice.
have you tried out jerrys high action/setup on an electric yet? it's exactly why he has it set that why. imo, MUCH easier to get good fingerpickin room and tone.
Crazy 9.5 Fingers wrote:That's all 9.5 of those fingers.
funny, even the .5 is used to hold a pick, nothing gets unused, every note possible comes out..
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