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2671171, there are theories on why this is
Posted by lonesome_d, Thu Mar-08-12 09:02 AM

>in fact most of the Appalachian players had an incredible
>hybrid technique that wasn't really found anywhere else

most of them have to do with the picking patterns of the thumb in Piedmont blues styles, and how it relates to Appalachian banjo styles.

I don't really go for it, for a number of reasons, but I haven't really heard any better ideas.