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Subject: Pulgar Up-Down
Mon, 08/01/2011 at 09:37:11 AM EDT - JOrtiz writes:

Hi All,

Just curious if anyone uses the pulgar up-down technique (using the thumb like a pick) for runs that one would typically use picado? I find this to be an interesting technique, with a unique sound that is arguably not as well-defined as doing single notes with a strong picado. The up-stroke attack with the nail definitely has a less clear quality to it, but I kind of like the up-down sound in the runs that I have been playing around with. My thumb has always been my biggest strength, and I have been experimenting with this technique a bit lately.

Any comments? Anybody know of any players who use this technique extensively? At all?

Thanks

Jose Antonio

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Pulgar Up-Down (by JOrtiz, Mon, 08/01/2011 at 09:37:11 AM EDT)
RE: Pulgar Up-Down (by Ramin, Wed, 08/03/2011 at 10:15:22 PM EDT)
RE: Pulgar Up-Down (by JOrtiz, Wed, 08/03/2011 at 10:48:41 PM EDT)
RE: Pulgar Up-Down (by machopicasso, Sun, 08/07/2011 at 05:16:45 AM EDT)
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