Mudcat Café message #568528 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37885   Message #568528
Posted By: M.Ted
09-Oct-01 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Subject: RE: Flat picking + two fingers. for Marion
Les was confused--he thought that we were discussing a thumb/index finger picking technique that can be used to play single notes quickly, and I just mentioned that we were talking about Travis picking--we did talk about it in the Doc Watson thread, and in other threads as well-As to what it is, well, for it to make sense, you have to hear it--but basically, there is a strident, alternating bass(Eighth notes, I think, which can be fifths or Octaves--Third is possible, as are single notes) with the melody played by the index finger on the treble strings, and with the odd chord brushed in, also with the index(This last bit can be either up or downstrokes)--and it is not one of the easiest things to do on the guitar(Doc Watson says it took him a year and a half to get the thumb movement downAnyway, if it seemed like I said it was flatpicking, I didn't mean that--sorry for the confusion--