Watch the Clawing online guitar lesson by Ton van Bergeijk from Fingerstyle Blues & Boogie Guidebook

"Clawing" is a picking pattern made famous by Jerry Reed in which you use two fingers as one on two strings. Reed used to do this with his ring and middle finger, but other combinations are useful as well, each having a distinct effect. When thumb and index are used on the same string, it creates a percussive effect.