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MichaelAnthony Classical gtr technique 4 picking steel? (22) Classical gtr technique 4 picking steel? 04 Nov 01

I practiced classical guitar for a while years ago, and of course this helps me to play folk songs.

I'd like to be automatic a la Rick's tips messages=33#585060

Should I "place" or position my fingers on the strings before picking on the steel string? Should I give up and get finger picks instead of using my nails? Do the "rules" of playing classical change when playing steel string? These are the things I wonder from time to time.

I can do a couple of patterns, kinda, by just winging it. To do something like alternating bass on the 6th and 4th string is going to take a lot of practice for me. Placing may be the answer -- or something to help me feel confident and not so nervous and shaky and stiff with the right hand when not wanting to "wing it". Getting accuracy and "in the groove" is tough for me.

Anyone else been through this to a satisfactory place?

Thanks, MA

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