Paco de Lucía Long Picado

I’d wager this machine gun-esque picado falseta is responsible for inspiring, or deflating, many aspiring tocaors. While the close-up of his right hand shows he is playing the second lick in the fifth position, it can alternatively be played in the first/open position starting on the open 3rd string. I provided what I find to be the most efficient picado fingering. Once you are comfortable with the string changes, the most likely barrier to developing speed with this falseta is your picado endurance. HERE is a basic exercise to help with that.

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