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Esy
05-09-2008, 02:39 PM
what kind of picking technique you use in most cases.

i prefer TI
and when is the tab simpble I play only tby thumb. but Thumb+Index finger is my prefered style of picking

TI=Thumb index finger

TIMR=Thumb Index Middle Ring

Poi Dog
05-09-2008, 03:04 PM
For the most part - I just use TI, however I've been practicing using TIM at very least lately... not so much the R. :)

Valerie
05-09-2008, 03:25 PM
I've not been playing long... But I also play classical guitar so I just kinda naturally did TIMR.

It's kinda neat having one finger for each string. But... If I have to play more than two notes in a row on the same string I alternate with the finger above.

So- if on the a string I'd do R-M-R-M. For the E string: M-I-M-I so on so forth.

david98116
05-09-2008, 03:43 PM
TI is easier but I am practicing TIMR everyday. For one it's more skill and I think has to come into play for real smooth/fast picking. Then again....I'm definitely no expert.

LonBoi808
05-09-2008, 03:55 PM
i use TI picking but i practicing TIMR as much as i can so fast picking sounds smooth.

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-09-2008, 04:05 PM
i use TI picking but i practicing TIMR as much as i can so fast picking sounds smooth.

TI practise TIMR here

seeso
05-09-2008, 07:15 PM
Well, I prefer TI, but I need to practice TIMR, or at least TIM. I'm getting better at TIM. I fear that my pinky is too small to give me the proper height for TIMR, though. I got a midget pinky finger on my right hand.

Keonikapila
05-09-2008, 08:01 PM
I primarily play TIMR, but I do switch back and forth between that and just TI or sometimes even TM. My pinky either floats or braces on the soundboard...depending on how bad my posture is and what I'm playing at any given moment...haha

TokyoUketarist
05-09-2008, 10:24 PM
I voted TIMR but I use both. When I arpeggiate I use TIMR but wh I do anything else I use TIM.

Pancho Villa
05-10-2008, 03:42 AM
Well I played guitr before starting the Uke: so TIMR is more natural for me

JoeyJr858
06-12-2008, 11:10 AM
I like to switch between both! I think it's more of a personal preference, experiment and see which techniques works best for you and in what kind of situation. I even like to keep a soft pick on my knee when I want to switch to a crisper cutting sound!

hope this helps...:)

14twelve
06-13-2008, 02:28 AM
I play TIMR because it just seems naturally more comfortable for me to have a finger for each string.

tripl3thr33
06-13-2008, 06:00 AM
I like to switch between both!

same here. i mostly use TI with an occasional TIM here and there.

SailQwest
06-14-2008, 07:56 AM
I use my middle finger lots more than my index. Maybe because it's so much longer... So I am more of a TMRIP player. :D

deach
06-14-2008, 08:05 AM
I use my middle finger lots more than my index. Maybe because it's so much longer... So I am more of a TMRIP player. :D

I use my middle finger quite a lot too. :D

SailQwest
06-14-2008, 09:05 AM
I use my middle finger quite a lot too. :D

Yeah, I used to do that a lot while driving, when we lived in Colorado.

Finally, I decided that I had better switch to mittens...

ant on son
06-14-2008, 09:25 AM
I use TIMR, which comes from the classical guitar training, I guess.

Esy
06-14-2008, 02:17 PM
now i am in middle phase :D I am TIM :D ring finger is too stopid to control :D

koa
06-14-2008, 04:35 PM
Evolved into TIMR. Thumb and fingers for each string positioned for picking or when needed to pluck all 4 strings.

Lanark
06-15-2008, 01:11 AM
TIM for me.
Felt most natural (and a good remnant of a failed attempt at teaching myself banjo.) It works for me mostly because I do believe that is about the largest number of body parts I can successfully manipulate at one time in the interests of music.

Kaneohe til the end
06-15-2008, 01:48 AM
kay, now everybody go back and read all the posts as if you didnt know what TI/TIMR was.

i thought it was funny

UkuCouS
06-15-2008, 02:30 AM
TIM for me,
I just can't do anything with my other two fingers

grappler
06-15-2008, 02:57 AM
TIMR..

i tried using my ring finger like some ppl. but it feels weird so sticking to TIMR

:)

berylbite
06-15-2008, 10:18 AM
TIMR all the way,

I get the impression that is ultimately leads to more flexibility and possibility when playing.