Most impressive picking technique

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  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Not sure where to post this but this forum seems right.

    If you could cop someone’s picking technique, who would it be?

    Since I was a kid, the ultimate picker for the me has been Al DiMeola. He just seems to have mastered the textbook approach. I finally saw him love last year and he did not disappoint. Still got it!

    I thought it was an interesting question. Maybe not. Lol.
     
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    Hybrid style ala Danny Gatton ...
     
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    Pasquale Grasso's hybrid technique. It's pretty much flawless and then you add his spidery left hand!!!

     
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    this is impressive
     
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    I always find inspiration from Django Rheinhardt. I think if he can do those things with a compromised fretting hand surely I should be able to figure out how to get by with my fully functional hands.
     
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    Molly Tuttle is pretty insane.



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    Frank Zappa did some very expressive work combining struck notes with hammer/pull-offs.
     
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    finger picking. ie: Mark Knopffler , The notes just flow off smoothly with little apparent effort. And quicker than picking mostly.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Wow. She’s wonderful. That’s a hell of a right hand!
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    That’s amazing. I couldn’t deal with the fingernail maintenance. Lol
     
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    My favorite finger picker is Paul Geremia. He lived on the folk circuit from the mid-1960s to 2014 when he suffered a stroke. He takes those old blues songs and funks them up. Plus he wrote a bunch of his own tunes. I caught him in about 1970 opening for Jerry Jeff Walker.

    Here he is covering Tampa Red's WWII-era song The Way to Get the Lowdown on 12-string guitar and harp. Live at the Nightstage in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the mid-1980s. This is part of a longer set. Start listening @ 27:35

     
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    I dunno ... there’s plenty of locals who ...

    ... but Jerry ‘n Chet ...

     
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    I initially went in search in a version of Leo Kottke playing Last Steam Engine Train, or maybe John Fahey ( and I'd steal either of their right-hand techniques in a heartbeat ). Stayed for a while watching Doc, Chet and Leo jamming and then and ended up finding this - pretty entertaining, apparently it's marketing for a new guitar but oh well!

     
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