Topic: Question/Comment On "The Chet Atkins "Thumb".
Y'all know what I mean, right? That's what I call it, and I notice it being used by many fine artists.
I know that many guitarists use this style of playing the lower 2 (3?) strings and I think that's just fine. Why not use all available fingers if it suits you and makes your tune sound more awesome?
My question is: Has the "thumb" ever become enough of a style to be accepted and included in the "How To Play Guitar" books? Do you think it ever will in the form of writing the words "an alternate position of the chord hand is using the thumb"....."?
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