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Long before the arrival of the six-string European guitar the African fingerpicking technique had developed over centuries on many of Africa’s tradtional stringed instruments like Congo’s nandé harp, Mali’s ngoni or Senegal’s econtin. Adapted onto guitar and unaffected by the local introduction of the plectrum this ancient method remains influential until today.
Discover the tribal guitar techniques of Congo and you’ll unlock the secret to understanding the African chord melody approach.
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