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This is the one I always go to:


Chet Atkins playing clean and bone dry, on an archtop, with heavy gauge strings. Sweeping. With a thumb pick. In 1975.
 

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Honestly, Jerry's fingerpicking chops are far more impressive (at least to me) than sweeping. He was an amazingly underrated player, and Chet himself felt Jerry's fingerstyle was more advanced than his own.
 

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No doubt, the finger picking was just at the level of an art form. That's the video that sparked me to post this thread. Why I posted the Kurt video was, when I first saw the video, my mouth was left open. The mere fact that it was improvising is amazing, but the technique was just fantastic as well, given the "hindrances" of it.
 

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Another vid in the same vein.

Scotty's way of alternate picking double-stops sounds just incredible, but is pretty much impossible for mere mortals...
 

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Sweep-picking is ridiculously easy compared to advanced finger-picking, IMHO.

Of course, it could be that I feel that way because I can't finger-pick worth shit. :lol:

BTW, there's just way too much win in all the vids in this thread.
 

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This is the one I always go to:

YouTube - Jerry Reed And Chet Atkins Jerrys Breakdown

Chet Atkins playing clean and bone dry, on an archtop, with heavy gauge strings. Sweeping. With a thumb pick. In 1975.
I actually missed this post :lol: That's so sick though..in 1975 :yesway:
And those are the reasons I listed that Kurts video was awesome.

Sweep-picking is ridiculously easy compared to advanced finger-picking, IMHO.

Of course, it could be that I feel that way because I can't finger-pick worth shit. :lol:

BTW, there's just way too much win in all the vids in this thread.
:agreed:
 
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