Posted by gailg64
- Play count: 223
Size: 2,430kb, uploaded 9/5/2011 7:38:39 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
A. C. Overton, 2-finger, with fingerpicks. Rec. on small sony recorder @ party at my home, spring. 1995.
chip arnold Says:
Monday, September 5, 2011 @8:29:00 PM
Thanks for pointing out A.C.'s use of picks, Gail. I've been practicing with a thumb and finger pick lately as my nails are no longer holding up. I like the tone and crispness but after so many years of playing with my nails, it's taking some serious work to get anywhere near up to speed.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 @7:56:21 AM
Yes, it's a different sound, and a compromise. I love the warm rich sound that you get without picks. Bare-nekkid fingers would be my preference if I could ever have gotten any volume or an even sound. When I was first playing it was with a band or doubling with my husband & I was told my banjo playing needed to be more "in your face". My entry-drug picks were no. 013 Dunlaps--so light you barely feel they are there. I like a golden gate thumbpick because they're cheap and you can modify the tang with nail clippers & then file them smooth.
Monday, September 12, 2011 @4:29:58 PM
Cool version & wicked playing. Maybe someday I'll try picks.
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