Mudcat Café message #530435 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37885   Message #530435
Posted By: John Hardly
17-Aug-01 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Subject: RE: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Quote by Justa Picker "I use a thumb pick so as not to monopolize two fingers (thumb and index) to grasp it, and three fingers to "claw" the other strings. Works great in certain blues and jazz tunes."

I think many of us do that JP. Relative to this discussion though, do you then "flatpick" with the thumpick. Meaning, do you pick down and up with the thumb pick?

I use the flat and three fingers on my "Wayfarin' Stranger" but really only because most of it I do on the low five strings (the baby then takes care of the high E string)---and the reason I use the flatpick in it is that I do a flatpick reprise of the tune at the end.