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There are maybe hundreds of thousands, not to say millions of acoustic guitar players over the planet.

It's the most popular musical instrument by a long shot , as its easy to take somewhere and it's quite easy to create a little tune in a week or two. I say 'acoustic guitar' as that's my instrument and I prefer the finger picking style of playing.

Generally, electric players employ a plectrum pick the strings in an up down direction. Of course, there are always exceptions to the golden rule, like Mark Knoppfler, who uses bare fingers for both acoustic and electric guitars. His techniques made Chet Atkins say "I'm not sure what he's doing, but he can sure can play! "

You don't need to follow the crowd - just make your own rules. Mind you, we've to begin somewhere. The beginning point is usually centered around previous great blues guitarists. In the style of acoustic blues guitar, we are talking about people such as Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Reverend Gary Davis and a lot of others.

There are many differences in technique, but those who play finger style can be loosely split up into two bands - those wearing finger picks and the players who prefer their bare fingers.

Let's not talk about how many picking fingers they use for now. What are the variations in sound and what impact does a finger pick have on technique? I've seen ragtime blues artists play very well with up to 3  picks for the right hand, which didn't include the thumb! At the other end of the scale, some master pickers only use just one finger, either steel or plastic.

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