Watch the Drills online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Focus On: Travis Picking

Julie Andrews once sang "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down". She also said "you brought a strat to a country gig!" Don't research that last quote. The drills are dedicated to getting rhythmic coordination and building hand strength. This is going to make the rest of this course and any other encounters with travis picking so much easier. You'll be happy you spent the time on these. The drills are divided into six parts. You'll be using your three common chord shapes. These are great for rockabilly. We'll learn four type of drills that will have us playing different melodies and rhythms against a constant alternating bass line. You should play each drill ten times a day every day. Remember when I said everyday?