Travis picking is a style of guitar playing that uses the thumb and fingers on the picking hand to play rhythm and melody independently. Syncopation is an important feature of this style, i.e. playing off the beat. In these two free lessons, I go through a series of exercises by Pete Madsen that was published […]
Chris Stern is a man who loves guitars. In fact I don’t know anyone with a bigger collection than Chris. He’s a big fan of Ralph Bown, Jim Olson and Jamie Kinscherff but his collection extends way beyond those three wonderful luthiers. We sat down at the 10th annual gathering of the Acoustic Soundboard UK […]
This is such a great song. I’d put this at intermediate level and it’s a really nice way to learn about independent thumbpicking.