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How To Spice Up Your Travis Picking by Using The Up Beats

How To Spice Up Your Travis Picking by Using The Up Beats

Travis picking is a great tool that every fingerpicker should have in their bag.  It’s the backbone to many popular songs both past and present and offers the player almost endless variations. This article will just begin to scratch the surface of how to take simple alternating thumb patterns and turn them into more interesting ideas. Here is what I would consider to be about the most basic Travis style pattern.  We will be using a first position C major

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G.W. Barry OM Koa

G.W. Barry OM Koa

A beautiful new Koa Orchestra Model guitar from GW Barry, with a video demonstration by Dave Martin.

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