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“Travis” Style Fingerpicking Tutorial For Beginners (with tabs)

“Travis” Style Fingerpicking Tutorial For Beginners (with tabs)

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There’s something special about picking up an acoustic guitar and fingerpicking through a few chords. It could be rainy or sunny. Cold or warm. By yourself or with friends. It’s right for every season and occasion!One technique I find to be especially fitting is called “Travis Picking”. It’s named after country guitarist Merle Travis who pioneered it. Or at least...

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How to Strum a Guitar With Your Fingers

How to Strum a Guitar With Your Fingers

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​ ​Strumming with your fingers can be a valuable technique. Using your fingers gives you more flexibility to get different sounds.  There’s a wide variety of sounds you can get depending on whether you’re hitting with the fleshy part of your fingers, your thumb or your nail.In this lesson you’ll learn the most common techniques that you can integrate into your...

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Joy to the World Easy Fingerstyle Solo

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Joy To The World is one of the easier fingerstyle Christmas solo guitar songs I've arranged for students. I'm using just three chords and a simple bass note. In spite of being simple it sounds decent.This is a great song to learn for beginners on the fingerstyle guitar path, or for those more experienced that want a song they can learn quickly for the holidays.You...

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Silent Night Fingerstyle Guitar Solo

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  Silent Night is one of those Christmas songs that almost everybody recognizes. In this lesson you'll learn a fingerstyle guitar solo version that I've specially arranged for students using a simple fingerpicking pattern so that it's fairly easy to play… but also sounds good.   I've broken the song down into four smaller parts. You’ll learn step-by-step how...

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Take Your Fingerpicking Up A Notch! Learn This Fingerpicking Pattern Using The Drop D Alternate Guitar Tuning

Take Your Fingerpicking Up A Notch! Learn This Fingerpicking Pattern Using The Drop D Alternate Guitar Tuning

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  In this video you'll learn my Drop D Fingerpicking Pattern. It's a fingerpicking pattern that you can use with lots of songs… Both vocal as well as instrumental (usually in the key at D). It's also a blast. It's also the first part of the longer tune I composed called Bits n’ Pieces which includes a series of 3-note chords that you can play up and down the guitar...

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