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Gittin' Started...Choosing a Finger?

Posted by nrvstorm on Friday, March 9, 2007

Now that I've got my plastic banjo and my book I can git started. I'm still trying to decide on which finger to use for my strumming. Any thoughts?? It seems more of a comfortable hand position for me to use my index but many folks seem to suggest the middle finger. What are the advantages or disadvantages? Thanks for your help!

3 comments on “Gittin' Started...Choosing a Finger?”

haiku Says:
Friday, March 9, 2007 @10:57:41 AM

Seems that most folks here teach the "whatever suits you best" way. And one commonly advice is "learn with the other too, so when you usual finger have a broken nail you're still able to play.
I use the index too, no matter what I do I can't seem to use the middle finger.
Anyway, there's a lots of folks here who would be of a far more greater help than me.
Or simply do a search in the Old-Time Forum!

nrvstorm Says:
Friday, March 9, 2007 @11:38:33 AM

Thanks! I'll search around...and keep trying both fingers.

Stev187 Says:
Saturday, March 10, 2007 @9:42:39 AM

Welcome, Norman!  I grew up in "Near Detroit."  ;-)

I agree with haiku--do what feels best here at the front end.  You may change around as you decide on a more specific style.  I wouldn't let it hold you up.

Piano techs are some of my favorite people!  I wonder if you have an opinion about a blog entry I did a few weeks ago:

If you have a reaction, post it as a comment to my blog!

Welcome to BHO!


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