Watch the 50 Travis, Atkins & Reed Licks online guitar lesson by Gareth Pearson from 50 Travis, Atkins, & Reed Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Hi, I'm Gareth Pearson, and welcome to 50 Travis, Atkins & Reed Licks You MUST Know. In fingerstyle, country, and folk music, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Jerry Reed are among the most influential guitarists. The songs, riffs, and licks these three giants came up with are still played at jam sessions and have found their way in countless pop songs and guitar solos. They've set the standard for modern country picking. Players like Tommy Emmanuel, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, and Brad Paisley are just a few of the many great players out there that walk in their giant footsteps.

This selection of 50 licks I've assembled for you is a great starting point to learn their spectacular and innovative approach to playing the guitar. They range in difficulty from relatively easy to outright challenging. They're also selected and ordered in a way so you can create your own licks and grooves based on the concepts that are used. We'll look at banjo rolls, bluesy chicken picking, G runs, triad licks, and some classic boom chick patterns. This course comes with backing tracks, tabs, and text descriptions to go along with each video lesson. I really enjoyed creating and selecting these essential licks for you, so grab your guitar, put on that thumb pick, and let's get picking!