Watch the Howdy, Travis online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You MUST Know

It's probably a safe bet that more guitarists have played a Travis pick than have actually listened to a Merle Travis record. But if you've got this rolling pattern under your fingers -- or if you've enjoyed any of the kajillion songs recorded using his fingerpicking style -- you owe a debt to the man from Kentucky.

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