Are you ready to take your guitar playing to the next level? Look no further than the thumbpick. Playing guitar with a thumbpick can unlock a world of possibilities, offering improved control, enhanced tone, increased speed, and expanded playing techniques. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of using a thumbpick, draw inspiration from famous guitar players in various genres, and specifically delve into its application in blues playing.
Round Peak is a style of clawhammer banjo playing that has its roots in the Appalachian Mountains, specifically in the Round Peak area of Surry County, North Carolina. It is characterized by its fast and intricate picking patterns, as well as its use of syncopated rhythms and unusual tunings. Round Peak banjo players often use a variety of techniques such as drop-thumb, double-thumb, and three-finger rolls to create a unique sound that is both melodic and percussive.
Sonny Osborne is a renowned banjo player and bluegrass musician who, along with his younger brother Bobby, formed the Osborne Brothers, a highly influential bluegrass band. Born on December 7, 1937 in Hyden, Kentucky, Sonny began playing the banjo at a young age and quickly became a skilled musician. He and Bobby formed the Osborne Brothers in the 1950s, and they gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s with hits such as "Rocky Top" and "Kentucky."
Often people who are interested in learning the banjo but haven't taken the plunge yet ask me, "Is the banjo hard to learn?" The answer is a definitive "No". The banjo is one of the easiest instruments to get started playing.
There are a number of different types of banjo straps offered. They vary on the materials they are made with, how they connect to your banjo, padding, and more. For a person new to playing the banjo, the choices can be complicated. Hopefully we can help clear up some of your questions on this topic.
Bill Collings was an incredible person. He displayed that when you find your passion, go full bore and have fun doing it and you'll live a fulfilling life. His energy was contagious and he built a community at Collings Guitars where his passion got into the blood of everyone around him. His enthusiasm and drive carry on at Collings Guitars.