Scruggs style

Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, and The Foggy Mountain Boys. Earl Scruggs, banjo; Lester Flatt, guitar.

A banjo solo by Earl Scruggs in his song, Foggy Mountain Breakdown which was first recorded in 1949. The distinctive, three-fingered picking style is created using thumb, fore, and middle fingers. This style revolutionized string band music and became the iconic sound of bluegrass.