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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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Along with flat-picked guitar, which was an innovation on the folk music scene when he began touring in the early 1960s, he was an accomplished fingerpicker in the style of Merle Travis, a virtuoso claw-hammer banjo player, and a superbly effective singer whose baritone voice has been described as 'burnished copper'.
Blues fans have another chance to see the Texas-based fingerpicker Steve James, when he returns to Newcastle on September 28 to play the Jumpin' Hot Club (at the Live Theatre).
Steve is a longtime veteran of the Boston folk scene, and his guitar playing draws equally from the great acoustic blues fingerpickers and from the rootsy string benders of the 1950s and early '60s.