Mudcat Café message #1068588 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64982   Message #1068588
Posted By: Midchuck
09-Dec-03 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: The Evolution of Country Fingerpicking
Subject: RE: The Evolution of Country Fingerpicking
Not mentioning Maybelle is logical, since she was really a precursor of modern flatpicking than of fingerpicking, even though she played with fingers and a thumbpick.

Some variation of the Carter lick - pick a bass note on one, rest (or hammer on) on two, downstroke on the trebles on three, lighter upstroke on trebles on four - is used for most country and bluegrass accompaniment with a flatpick.