"2-Finger Claw" - Fingerpicking on Seagull Merlin Dulcimer (G or D)
Time to learn some right-hand technique. This is a method I use all of the time to add some interest to what would otherwise be a straight (and boring) up/down strumming pattern. I don't have a name for it, but said something like "2-Finger Claw" in the video, so we're going with that.
Make sure to keep your right hand in a natural position, such that your finger movements are not any different than they would be if you were simply flexing your fingers in and out.
Check back on the blogs for more fingerpicking ideas, like the 3-Finger Rolls.