The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17072   Message #163163
Posted By: Rick Fielding
14-Jan-00 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins of Fingerpicking
Subject: RE: Origins of Fingerpicking
Michael, if you mean the "syncopated" style as opposed to "parlor guitar" style, I think you have to look in the direction of the ragtime piano. The double thumb beat replicates the left hand bass of the early stride piano players exactly. Now how far back 'that' style goes, I'm not sure.