I would like to introduce the so called “strange guitar technique” in Rwanda named “Fingerstyle guitar”

Hello, i welcome you to my blog once again. I have  not been posting for a week,  i was kinda busy with some pieces to come out soon. 

Well, Let’s first look at the meaning of Fingerstyle guitar.

 Photo from instagram page Salvaguitar

Physically, “Fingerstyle” refers to using each of the right hand fingers independently to play the multiple parts of a musical arrangement that would normally be played by several band members. Deep bass notes, harmonic accompaniment (the chord progression ), melody, and percussion can all be played simultaneously when playing Fingerstyle. Place what’s more about fingerstyle.

It becomes so hard for me when people ask me to play for them.  Because mostly people in Rwanda have mind set that when you play acoustic guitar,  automatically it means you sing too or you just entertain audience with vocal too. That is why i wanted every one who will read this at least to get what i mean when i am describibg myself as an acoustic guitar player. 

If you really want to know well what i want to introduce in Rwanda, watch Tommy Emmanuel a great australian fingerstyle player in the world or Sungha Jung a South Korean guitarist well known about his ability to cover the song very close to the original. 

I would like to end up with my easy definition of this style “Fingerstyle is to make a beat and sing at the same time using a guitar, you do not need to open your month singing guitar do that it’s self.”

Anything you don’t get or if you have any idea to support, kindly leave a comment. 

Thank you for reading! 

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