Forum - Banjo Ben Clark

Away in a Manger fingerstyle

Here’s me playing this solo, I decided to use a thumbpick for the solo version cuz the first time through is all on the bass strings. I also did this as a duet which you can see here
https://banjobenclark.com/forum/t/away-in-a-manger-mandolin-guitar-duet/10023/20

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Excellent :blush:! And going fwd regarding the thumb pick, I can definitely play that mando WAY louder than I did in our duet… I was barely picking it (which oddly seemed harder than picking loudly :thinking:) to try to keep the dynamics in line since we didnt really have a way to adj that. So… long to short- pick away with that there thumb pick , I’ll be fine :grin:!

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Thanks! Yep, I’ll probably use it next time, although I just remembered my other consideration is balancing my fingers and thumb dynamically

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Oh it is way harder

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