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Justin Johnson Signature Thumb Picks – NOW AVAILABLE!

The Justin Johnson Signature thumb pick is based around a specially designed flat pick, so you can fully employ all of the techniques associated with flat picking, and use your pre-existing musical memory relating to flat picking methods.  This pick is attached to a specially designed adjustable strap, that securely and comfortably holds the flat pick against your finger, so you can ALSO use the full range of thumb-picking and fingerpicking techniques while the pick is held securely to your thumb.  

This velcro strap is easy to adjust, so that you can set the pick to naturally align with your most comfortable playing position.  Most other thumb picks can’t be aligned to YOUR position, so you have to alter your technique and muscle memory to work with the pick.  The Justin Johnson Signature Thumb Pick makes learning to use a thumb pick very easy, natural, and intuitive.  

The Justin Johnson Signature Thumb Picks come in two thickness gauges:

HEAVY GAUGE (1.0mm): The Thick Gauge picks are more rigid, and are designed to perform better with acoustic guitars and guitars with heavier gauge string sets.

MEDIUM GAUGE (0.80mm): The Medium Gauge picks are designed to have a subtle “give” when plucked.  This makes them better when used with electric guitars, guitars set up with lighter gauge strings, or if you do a lot of strumming.  

The Justin Johnson Signature Thumb Pick is engineered to offer you the best qualities of both a traditional thumb pick and a traditional flat pick, so you can take full advantage of each picking style, while seamlessly and effortlessly blending between them.   

Each package of Justin Johnson Signature Thumb Picks comes with (2) pre-assembled thumb pick sets (2 picks and 2 adjustable straps).  

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Fingerpicking Tips To Save Years of Guitar Practice

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the techniques I used to help develop my fingerpicking style over the years.  When I was just starting to learn guitar, and through each stage of development, I would often hit walls and feel like my progress was dragging along too slowly.  Each time I progressed past one of those frustrating plateaus, it was because I learned a new technique that helped guide me in the right direction.  In the following video lesson, I will share some of those plateau-busting techniques that allowed me to develop quicker and more freely.

As you work through the exercises in this video lesson, don’t forget that practice is key.  You will only be able to easily master these techniques through repetition.  Also, make sure you follow the tips on anchoring and hand position, as they will save you hours of frustration once you incorporate them into your playing style.

Keep Pickin’!
Justin Johnson

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