I'm currently learning a song by Steven Stills called Treetop Flyer. It's about smuggling drugs, and it's a great song with which I am currently
So, being obsessed with something, I naturally want other people to watch youtube videos that they don't necessarily want to watch, so here it is. If
you are also obsessed with aircraft, like I am, then you get to look at airplanes too.
Also, if there are any country guitar players out there who can give me any wisdom on Travis picking, it's peeking my soul, but racking my
Get the bass worked out first, then add the treble. You should be playing the bass part on automatic, just like you don't normally think
about what your right hand is doing when you're strumming chords.
Forget the classical guitarist's 'one finger per treble string' rule. Travis himself only used his thumb and one finger. Some use thumb and two,
some use thumb and three, but you shouldn't be too religious about allocating fingers to strings. And your thumb can sometimes play a treble note or
two as well. Flatpick and two fingers is how a lot of players do it. I find this works well for rockabilly.
Learn to combine open and fretted notes in melodies. Exploit the potential of hammer-ons and pull-offs. All these things help compensate for the
speed you lose (compared with flatpicking) by being forced to pick in one direction (down for the thumb, up for the fingers) only.
I'm no expert, but I've been fooling about with rockabilly (which is just Travis picking on speed) lately.
edit on 21/1/14 by Astyanax because:
I misspelled a three-letter word. Bah!
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