The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19184   Message #194528
Posted By: Bill D
13-Mar-00 - 08:55 PM
Thread Name: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
Subject: RE: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
I once watched Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Tony Rice and Doc Watson onstage together.(Winfield, 1971, I think)..fingers flying..(and Norman LOOKED at the audience and carried on conversations, too, as he played..)...but the amazing thing was Doc's fingers, which, unlike the others, only rose from the strings just enough to allow the note to sound! Since he never was ABLE to see his fingers, he moved them as little as possible....so I would guess that NOT looking could work out better in the long run,