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v. fin·ger·picked, fin·ger·pick·ing, fin·ger·picks
To play a stringed instrument, such as the guitar or banjo, by plucking individual strings with the fingers.
To play (a stringed instrument) by plucking individual strings with the fingers.
n. or finger pick
A pointed, slightly curved plectrum worn on the fingertip, used in playing a stringed instrument such as the guitar or banjo.

fin′ger·pick′er n.


vb (intr)
to pluck the strings of an instrument with the fingers
a plectrum worn on the finger (rather than on the thumb)
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The guitar got the attention of Guitar Maker magazine and became a favorite of 1981 National Fingerpicking Guitarist Champion Harvey Reid.
Like Crosby, Stills & Nash, or Kansas, stories are woven through intricate fingerpicking and soaring harmonic vocals.
The music is written in standard notation but it is strictly a sing and strum approach (covering three basic strums and five introductory chords) and does not teach single-note melodies, fingerpicking or other musical concepts such as note and rest values.
He learned British folk songs and sang them in an amiable tenor, and he was drawn to ragtime and the blues, particularly the fingerpicking complexity of early rural blues.
There are hints of The Beloved in the summery pop of Come In, while the muted acoustic fingerpicking and warm vocal melodies of Colours and Underground sound like the missing link between Bastille and Sufjan Stevens.
The night before our meeting at the hotel bar, as part of a Conor Oberst-headlined show at New York's ornately decorated Beacon Theatre, Marling took the stage solo, her hair newly shorn into a style resembling Carl Dreyer's Joan of Arc, fiercely fingerpicking her way through a pair of thundering and severe new songs.
canzone di protesta e del folk nonche del fingerpicking, un maledetto
From intimate solo pop performances to intricate arrangements for a full band; from rock to R&B to fingerpicking guitar to jazz; the evening promises to be an exciting romp through the current musical landscape.
Her unusual fingerpicking style of playing the harp was inspired more by the guitar of Bert Jansch, Meic Stevens and old folk revivalist records than by the classical method she was taught as a child.
Osborn plays through fingerpicking on an acoustic, steel-string antique guitar nearly one hundred years ago, and his love of blending tradition with innovation shines through his musical compositions.
Guitarist James Riley's fingerpicking and strumming perfectly complemented the jigs and reels played.
He blew crowds at the recent Intro Festival away with his floaty, melancholic vocals and deft fingerpicking.