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Needlecase-2 finger

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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.

3 comments on “Needlecase-2 finger”

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.

gailg64 Says:
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.

kevinwholmes Says:
Monday, September 12, 2011 @4:29:58 PM

Cool version & wicked playing. Maybe someday I'll try picks.

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