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You're on a desert island and you can choose only one way to pick, poll

choose your 1 picking style for the desert island

  • alternate

  • economy - Gambales thing

  • sweep - Yngwie s thing

  • hybrid pick/finger

  • fingerstyle, no picks


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Clifford-D

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Yes you are stuck on an desert island and you left all your picking techniques at home, except one.

choose your favorite picking technique for this adventure
 
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Neer

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Fingerstyle. I'd be afraid to lose my pick if I chose any other. ;)

Seriously, I always feel at home playing fingerstyle.
 

Clifford-D

Senior Member
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Yea, I thought at first fingerstyle, but then so many of my favorites always have the pick in hand for hybrid, Frisell, Sco, Lage,,,
I would want to maintain that kind of sound.
 

Neer

Silver Supporting Member
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If I was on a desert island, I think I'd take up boat building. Screw the guitar.
 

Clifford-D

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If I was on a desert island, I think I'd take up boat building. Screw the guitar.
Ok, Neer you go build your ,, boat

I'll hang out here getting to know the local wildlife



I never said it was a hard gig, but go ahead, go make you're boat, have fun.

Seriously, I thought you were kidding when you said that in the states. lol
 

slyzspyz

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I voted hybrid pick/finger as that's how I play when more than one note at a time (or comping) is involved, but most of the single note stuff would be some alternate & economy with hammer/pull.... bit of everything really
 

willhutch

Silver Supporting Member
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Well....for the hybrid guys (I am one), do you use alternate or something else when you are only using the plectrum. I lean toward strict altenate (I think).
 

Rockerduck

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I voted finger-style because I probably wouldn't have a pick unless an unfortunate turtle happened to visit. Then I'd have some picks and turtle soup.
 

RLD

Silver Supporting Member
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I choose Brett Garsed style.
He incorporates a bit of everything.
 

Twitchey

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perhaps the premise needs improving. How can being on a dessert island restrict picking?

For example, you are abducted by aliens who inform you that the world will end unless you try to carry on your guitar endevours, but very carefully only choosing and using 1 picking style otherwise your family and friends will all die and your hands will explode?

Also, surely the only answer to this is hybrid (you can most of all the others with hybrid)

Finally, and a serious question, what is the name for the Gypsy Jazz style of picking (mostly down picks where possible but also using sweep like downstrokes and alternate depending on string choice)?
 

Elektrik_SIxx

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Finally, and a serious question, what is the name for the Gypsy Jazz style of picking (mostly down picks where possible but also using sweep like downstrokes and alternate depending on string choice)?
That would sort of fall under economy-picking.

Edit: although it has become known as Gypsy Picking too
 

Clifford-D

Senior Member
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perhaps the premise needs improving. How can being on a dessert island restrict picking?

For example, you are abducted by aliens who inform you that the world will end unless you try to carry on your guitar endevours, but very carefully only choosing and using 1 picking style otherwise your family and friends will all die and your hands will explode?
You're absolutely correct
 

wire-n-wood

Silver Supporting Member
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This is the best desert island poll ever.

Alternate. (That's all I can do well anyways.)
 

RyanMcVicker

Member
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sweep and hybrid are like additional techniques, you still need to pick either alternate or economy right? Sweep = economy right?
 




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