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Check out Classical Gas by Mason Williams.

There's lots of great guitarists who don't use a flat pick such as rockers Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler for example.These guys play with bare thumb and fingers.There are other players who finger pick not with bare fingers but use a thumbpick in combination with finger picks.I saw Keb Mo on a t.v. program recently and noticed he was using the thumb pick and he had finger picks on three of his fingers as well.He's great and plays tradiional style blues. :grin:

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I know part of your plan will be making me OFFICIALLY QOTMFU, right???

:bow: That's right ! Queen :bow:

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You're actually just like the Queen on the chessboard, the Most important player.

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The intro lick in "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel is pretty amazing. The rest of the song is good ol' "Travis Picking" - good practice. Kind of like "Dust In The Wind".

Try "Leyenda" - remember that car commercial (Lexus, maybe?), where they were showing how smooth the car rode? The guy was in the back seat playing this.

You can find a lot of Carcassi etudes that are great for finger-picking, unless you don't like classicl guitar.

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Here's what I know:

"Don't Think Twice It's Alright" - Bob Dylan

"New York is Not My Home" - Jim Croce

"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton

They're not that advanced but fun to play, and I get real excited when someone recognizes the song before the lyrics.

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I just rememberd another one tonight -

Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Tab

The cool thing about this tune is that it sounds more difficult than it really is. It's mainly tricky because the tuning is a bit funky, CACGCE, but once you get used to the tuning you can play a couple other Page compositions as well, Friends (from III) and Poor Tom (from Coda).

In case anyone wants to know a simple way to get to this tuning without a chromatic tuner, just tune low E's 9th fret to your A, A's 3rd fret is your next C, and then use your G's 5th fret as your third and final C.

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