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Get Travis Picking in 2 Minutes!

Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Everyone loves the sound of Travis Picking

Here's the easiest way I've found to get a beginner making some good guitar sounds using their picking hand. I call it the "Outside-Inside" pick. It's a basic form of what's commonly known as "Travis picking", or "Alternating thumb" style.

Using this simple method we can condense into a few minutes, what took me many weeks to "get" on guitar back in the 1980s. Tune up and follow me through the video below.

Not as tricky as it sounds is it? Next stage is to start trying to change between chords while you keep the pick pattern going like I do at the start of the video. Here's a little help with that too.

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I've created a coaching sheet including tabs for the "Outside-Inside" pick, examining the change between A and D chords and also between A and E. You'll find this in my free guitar book "BPM" sent to all my subscribers.


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