Watch the Travis Picking online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

Travis Picking - Concept 10 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from Country Guitar Survival Guide: Rhythm.


Travis picking is the height of hybrid picking for country rhythm. Travis picking also works well on acoustic if you're playing country blues or folk. It's a great way to do a syncopated arpeggiation. The idea is the we have a steady alternating bass line with our thumb or pick and fill in note from the chord or melody notes with the fingers. I'll show you a some drills, a simple Travis picking pattern and how to incorporate hammer ons and pull offs.