Mudcat Café message #531112 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37885   Message #531112
Posted By: Justa Picker
19-Aug-01 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Subject: RE: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
There's a really cool bluesy song of Chet's called Young Thing where in this instance he uses the thumb and index (down stroke on the thumb and up stroke on the index) on the 6th and 5th strings to simulate a boogie-woogie piano-type of bass walking bass line, while the 3 remaining fingers of the right hand pluck chords with melody. I'm a fairly seasoned picker, and have been working on this tune for about 9 months and am only now getting this to sound like music. On the video I'm learning it from, he makes a joke about this tune, saying he'll never understand why he writes songs he can't play. (Yeah right.)