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Duck Baker–Thumbs of Fury

Since I often talk about right hand technique on this Blog, you might think ‘Thumbs of Fury’ refers to the right hand thumb.* Yes, the fingerpicker’s Jedi force surely resides in the right hand thumb, but in the case of long-time fingerstyle master Duck Baker, there’s a lot going on with the left hand thumb. […]

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Mike Seeger Handed Us a Legacy

Mike Seeger, who died a few days ago, handed us a legacy. He made it his life duty to transfer to us the love and appreciation he felt for traditional American folk music, at the same time giving us the wherewithal to make use of it. In the 1950s, along with his family members and […]

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