The Thumb and Two Finger Method of fingerpicking differs from the One Finger Per String Method in two ways:
- You don’t use your ring finger. All the picking is done with thumb, index finger and middle finger.
- The thumb plays notes on both the g- and C-strings.
So the fingers cover these strings:
Thumb: g- and C-strings.
Index Finger: E-string.
Middle finger: A-string.
This method of picking has a few advantages over
The big disadvantage is that it makes it harder to play patterns where the g- and C-stings are played next to each other in a pattern. So if you’re playing a pattern that has that use the One Finger Per String Method.