• You can also use a guitar pick.
  • Using fingers allows many different strums. Thumb, back of nail, reverse strum, bass note pick and strum. Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac NEVER used a guitar pick. If you want to learn fingerstyle strumming, I suggest you rent/buy a Fleetwood Mac live video. He was quite the guitarist for never using a pick.
  • There is a collection of pieces called Contemporary Finger Picking Workshop by Stephan Grossman. There are pieces you can practice that will develop the abilities you mention. (Comes with recording)

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