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"Do I HAVE To Use A Flat Pick?!?"

Often when I'm teaching beginners they ask me if they HAVE to use a flat pick.  My answer is they can do whatever they like but I believe that being comfortable with using one in addition to just your fingers gives you more options.  The question is, what will make the song sound the coolest to you.

Sometimes you want it to sound the way the original artist does it.  Sometimes you'd like it to sound different in a way you like better than the original.  Or maybe you're playing an Owl City tune (all electronics) on an acoustic guitar and you have to decide.

In any event, I want my students to have full access to arrangement options.

Also, in this lesson I'll give examples of how playing bass notes sounds really cool with the melody you're singing.

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