76 Chris-O-Matic 7 months ago Figured I'd update the thread that inspired me to start learning thumb picking....I've been sticking with it and practicing everyday. It's coming along! I'm still work on Mr. Sandman. For me it's a great study, it has complex thumb picking patterns, chords that are new to me, playing the chord melody verse with a thumb pick is new to me and the 3 finger picking section is also a new technique to me. I've always used one finger for top melodies. I can play it all the way through now... not very well, there are some rough areas still, but it's getting better.I started and learned an easier one too, Trombone, the Duane Eddy version. I like his version a lot and it isn't hard at all and it sounds great. Also Country Gentlemen, I like that song so i figured I'd give it a try... not bad, I've got a few parts down and need to work a lot on it. But it's a fun one to play. Next I'm going to try to make my own thumb picking arrangement for a simple Beatles tune.