The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75650   Message #1331773
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
18-Nov-04 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: Guitar as accompaniment
Subject: RE: Guitar as accompaniment
Sometimes, the source of the song on a recording determines how I want to play a song. I rarely do Carter Family material finger-picking the guitar. I use a flat pick to get the chunka chunka rhythm. There are exceptions though, as I do Palms of Victory on banjo. Generally speaking, I'm more likely to use finger picking on guitar if the source is an old recording of old-time music, or country blues. Then there are the times as mentioned, when a song takes on a whole new, fresh feeling changing to a different isntrument, different rhythm or picking style. And, as so often happens in music, I end up finger picking an accompaniment if I can't find the flat pick I would normally use for the song.

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