Danny Barnes
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Howdy, I was watching on youtube where you were playing Shit Creek with Thee Old Codgers and you go from picking to frailing and back. My question is how do you keep your picks from snagging the strings and sailing off into space when you do your frailing strum?

Thanks!


Danny Barnes responded on 09/29/2016
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the first 15 years i practiced that they did go flying.
i use my ring and little finger together, and hold the index and middle [with the picks] out of the way. i use to see john hartford do that and also when i was a young man there was this great banjo player brad brashears from paragould arkansas that did that as well. it takes time to get used to but it's a great technique.

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