Mudcat Café message #530285 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37885   Message #530285
Posted By: M.Ted
17-Aug-01 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Subject: RE: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
This particular technique sounds great on a Gretsch Country Gentleman, and it was the technique that most of the country players in bar bands, where grew up, at least, used. They called it "Chet Atkins" style--played only closed position chords, tending towards a lot of fills and leads-- My recollection is that they used it in the way that Whistlestop does, to extend flatpicking--Most of them played a repertoire that included both country tunes and standards--Thought of themselves as more musically connected to swing/jump music than old time country(no acoustic instruments in the bands, except maybe a fiddle, steel players still used those old multineck consoles)-- Of course, they were completely distainful of folkies and their fingerpicks and open chords--