Finger Picking

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Finger Picking

Postby Bob Gerard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:57 pm

I am trying to learn finger-picking. I use just two fingers so far (Thumb and Pointer) but no chords yet. It is enjoyable.
I am playing the dulcimer I built in May 2017 (Maple top and Black Walnut body).
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Re: Finger Picking

Postby dholeton » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:07 am

Well done in the video Bob
I don't fingerpick often but I checked the style I use when fingerpicking.
Some times I use my thumb on the melody and middle strings and my index finger on the bass string in a

Melody-Bass-Middle-Bass pattern (2 digit pattern).

Other times I use my thumb on the melody string(s), index finger on the middle, and middle finger on the bass with a

Melody-Middle-Bass-Middle-Melody-Middle-Melody-Middle pattern (3 digit pattern).

Attached are a couple of clips with a phrase of Long Long Ago demonstrating both styles. I double checked the flat picking style that I use and it appears my flatpicking style is similar to the 2 digit fingerpicking style and I seldom if ever flatpick the 3 digit style.


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Dulcimer Fingerpicking Long Long Ago with 2 digits

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Dulcimer Fingerpicking Long Long Ago with 3 digits
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