Watch the Focus On: Travis Picking online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Focus On: Travis Picking
In this Focus On Course, we'll be working through the techniques and concepts of Travis picking. What is Travis picking? Travis picking is a style of guitar playing that maintains an alternating bass line while playing a melody on the top three strings. The technique got it's name from the great Merle Travis and was later pioneered by mister guitar himself, Chet Atkins. Maybe you have never Travis picked before, or maybe you already know a basic Travis picking pattern but have never been able to make the leap to what players like Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Brian Setzer do with it. That's what Travis picking course is designed to help you accomplish. You will learn key techniques and concepts to help you understand some of the most common ins and outs of travis picking. You'll have backing tracks, notation and tab for everything in the course. Let's get pickin'.