As traditional white ballad-making was taken over by black singers, so the white country musicians learned to pick a melody on the treble strings of their guitars while using the mulenburg county thumb to give a steady rhythm on the bass. After three of four weeks of the fiddle solo business, we were besieged with other fiddlers, banjo pickers, guitar player and a lady who played an old zither. The purpose for the NTPHF is to honor and preserve the memory of those who practice, support and promote the art of thumb mulenburg county thumb, and to preserve and promote its heritage. It was Travis who first made it famous, the thumb-picking sound that bubbled over from the coal mines of Muhlenberg County, Ky. They couldn't have picked a better one.
National Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame
The effect makes it sound as though two guitars are being played at once -- a rhythm guitar and a lead guitar. Inhe teamed mulenburg county thumb Doyle Bradley and the Country Sounds and played square dances for 14 years. Morever, in the early history of the blues, the guitar was the principal solo instrument. Bill Monroe learned a bunch of his music as a kid from the same Arnold Schultz. There are some of the nicest mulenburg county thumb on the planet out in west Kentucky.
Mose and my dad, Ken Adkins, would pick out ragtime songs, and I watched and listened. And, by financing and constructing a stage in Paradise Park Greenville, Ky and by purchasing many guitars to mulenburg county thumb place in schools in Muhlenberg County to encourage youth in their endeavors to learn to play the instrument. But, the guitar was rare in the Tennessee hills before the First World War and he didn't have anybody to learn from. For Travis and mulenburg county thumb to follow, thumb picking would eventually be a ticket out of the mines, into packed halls and theaters where people would marvel at the skill of the players, the fullness of the sound. Barbara Powell barbara.