Watch the Big Spender online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Big Spender - Lick #17 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 50 Rockabilly Licks You MUST Know.


This is one of the fancier Travis picking licks, what I call an expensive lick. It shows more Chet influence as opposed to the Merle Travis influence. Often in tunes we find ourselves playing one chord for more than four measures. This lick shows you how to stretch out a Travis picking pattern to create a longer more composed melody. This will add movement to those long vamps.