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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / thumb pick and three fingers

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Sep 24th, 2017 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know...I'm kind of like herpes.....you can ignore me, but I won't go away.

Once again, here's George.

Best bass gig of my life.

Although in his twilight, he's still pretty good.

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Sep 28th, 2017 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been working on this style, I found a thumb pick a bit longer than most of them, it still gets hung up once in awhile. With practice It'll be OK.

I've played the six string with the thumb and three, occasionally four fingers since I partially paralyzed my right arm back in 1978. Strumming for me doesn't come from my elbow, that Bicep is gone as well as some of the shoulder muscles. I use the wrist and a flamingo style of strumming. It's lame, I pretty much only play bass in public unless there's a campfire "o)

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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Nov 26th, 2017 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There used to be a guy named Chet that did pretty well with a thumbtack............

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