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asterism OP wrote

Reply to comment by tuesday in 6 REASONS you SUCK at guitar! by asterism

I think because I started out playing bass finger picking (only played a couple of years) playing with a pick is like .... weird.

Play classical, you don't use a pick!

I mean I don't play bass so I am sure its vastly different. I am mostly joking.


tuesday wrote (edited )

that sounds even harder.

really I just want to learn some chords so I can poorly play songs for people to sing with at parties and in parks and shit. but it's silly because I play left handed so it's not like I'd be able to just pick up any guitar. But also my left hand is useless so I can't imagine being able to like do classical style finger picking with it. I can barely strum the chords lol bass is easy, i only ever needed two fingers of my left hand MAYBE three if I was being fancy.


asterism OP wrote (edited )

Oh it is though I think its easier for arpeggios than a pick.

Actually useful advice you can strum without a pick. Justin guitar has a good video on it here

Jazz, country, and folk guitarists play chords without picks all the time (though jazz chords are a whole different beast). It makes it a lot easier to get a distinct "bass line" when you play guitar because you can play the lowest string with your thumb and then strum with your pointer or pluck with the other three or four fingers. You can also just strum with your thumb which is also common enough.

edit: and bonus advice you also can just find your own way to play. If your goal is to just to play without concern of being great just play around until you find something that works. It can be totally wrong and weird but if it works for what you want who cares yeah?


tuesday wrote

would that work on an electric? i only have an electric right now (it's real hard to find an acoustic lefty guitar that isn't mad expensive)


lettuceLeafer wrote

Yeah it does. It does sound different tho. If u make ur amp super loud u can just kinda rub the strings and it sounds pretty nice. Tho if ur fingernail snags it's loud af.


tuesday wrote

I'm gonna get acrylics and learn to play like Dolly