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Basic Fingerstyle: Travis Finger Picking (Folk Guitar Lesson FO-108) How to play

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    Hi, how'ya doing, Justin here.
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    Welcome to this lesson on
    basic Travis picking.
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    Now Travis picking gets it's name from
    the great Merle Travis,
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    a country guitar picker and his
    picking style was subsequently stolen
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    by anyone who played fingerstyle
    accoustic guitar. It sounds really cool
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    and it's a great technique to learn.
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    Now it's basically a little bit more
    complicated version of the thumb
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    moving around that we've looked at
    previously, but in order to help your
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    development overall as well, we're now
    going to be applying this to
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    some barre chords. To really make sure
    that you got your barre chords good as well.
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    So, let's get to a close-up, we're gonna be
    using a C, A-shape barre chord.
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    Which is (plays) this one,
    you're gonna see it in the close-up
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    in a second; I'm gonna show you a close-up
    first of all of the fretting hand and then
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    we'll go to the close-up of the picking
    hand to see what all the fuss is about.
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    Ok, here we are for our C chord.
    Now this is of course an A-shape
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    barre chord,-with the 1st finger on the
    root note C,- at the 3rd fret,
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    you don't tuck your 2nd finger like that,
    I'm just doing it to keep things nice and
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    simple for you to see. Now, what we want
    to get used to the idea of here is the 1st
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    finger moving between the note C and the
    note G. The pattern we're learning is this:
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    So, just get use to the idea of this 1st
    finger moving
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    Let's check out the picking hand!
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    The big deal with this Travis picking is
    the movement of the thumb.
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    And instead of just alternating between
    two strings that we've had before
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    when we looked at our pattern, (♪)
    our thumb is now gonna go:
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    5th string, 4th string,
    6th string, 4th string.
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    Which is why we had a look at the
    1st finger moving over between the
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    5th string and the 6th string.
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    Now but don't use a barre, move
    your 1st finger!
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    So, the 1st pattern we're going to look at
    is basically our very simple pattern 1:
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    That was the original one,
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    but now we're gonna be going:
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    Again, you'd gonna have to probably do
    this very slowly, I really struggled
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    the first time I learned this, so I'd
    expect you guys, to at least have a
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    bit of fun with it. Really slowly:
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    together:
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    Thumb, 1, thumb on the thickest string,
    2nd finger, thumb back on the 4th string.
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    If you're really struggling to hold your
    barre chord down, and you see a barre chord,
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    just use our regular open A chord:
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    you will get the kind of the bottom 2
    string ringing out a little bit,
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    which sounds a bit funny to my ear,
    but at least you can kind of get used to
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    the thumb movement there, that's what's
    really important is,...getting this:
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    you know, just practicing that is a really
    good idea for this kind of pattern.
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    Then introduce the other fingers.
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    So that's pattern 13.
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    Pattern 14:
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    Exactly like our pattern 2,
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    but with this new Travis Picking.
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    And of course, you would then start to
    merge 13 and 14 together.
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    You can really hear...
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    just sounds cool.
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    A lot of the times these guys have a
    little bit of kinda mute on there as well.
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    So you get that... I'm just resting my
    palm of my hand there:
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    Ok, pattern 15 and 16 where I'm to now,
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    I'm using a G barre chord
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    An E-shape barre chord at the 3rd fret.
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    Hopefully you know how to play that,
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    now, all of the 6th string root patterns
    we've checked out so far,
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    had the thumb bouncing between
    the 6th string and the 4th string.
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    Now what we're doing for our
    Travis picking is, we're going:
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    6th string, 4, 5, 4
    6, 4, 5, 4
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    So that's where it starts
    to get a bit more complicated.
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    Again, you gonna have to just do these
    really slowly.
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    It's still then same pattern with the rest
    of the fingers as we've been looking,
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    as same as pattern 1 for the C chord, or
    pattern 3 for the G chord would've been
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    having this 2nd finger on the beat and
    then the 1st finger on the end after 2 and then
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    back to that finger; That pattern.
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    That's the original pattern we would
    have had on the G.
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    Then just try and break out that...
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    the thumb, into moving over doing
    to the 5th string.
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    I would highly recommend doing
    what I'm doing now.
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    I've just...doing 6th, 4, 5, 4
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    Just doing that quite a few times
    to get the thumb used to moving
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    onto the 5th string.
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    And then introduce those other notes.
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    Again, really slowly and gradually
    build up the speed is what you want.
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    Now, pattern 16: exactly the same as
    our pattern 4 was originally.
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    There's pattern 4: ♪
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    And 16 now, we're now just again
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    moving it onto our Travis picking
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    I'm sure you're gonna have a whole
    lot of fun with your Travis picking,
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    It is a little bit tricky and it takes a
    little bit of practice, but nearly all
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    of the things that sound really cool
    require quite a bit of practice and
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    this is one of them. I'm gonna show you
    a cool little country trick as well,
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    that I think you might enjoy.
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    I was really stoked when I
    discovered this thing.
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    Hopefully you remember your C7 open chord.
    Right? If you move that C chord up 2 frets
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    you're on a D chord.
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    Now, if we use pattern 2:
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    what I'm doing is moving my 3rd finger
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    over to the 6th string.
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    5th string:
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    6th string:
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    Sounds pretty cool.
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    Now, you can do it with the Blues.
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    Using D, G, back to D
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    G
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    It's a really fun little pattern.
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    A
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    G
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    Back down to D
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    And you can kind of develop this
    idea quite a lot.
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    Hope you'll have fun with that,
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    take care, and I'll see you for
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    the last lesson in this series,
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    which is adding in hammer-ons
    and flick-offs to our patterns.
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    Just kind of tricky enough already.
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    And now we're gonna b introducing
    some new stuff.
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    So, I'm sure you're gonna enjoy that too.
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    See you very soon, bye-bye!
Titel:
Basic Fingerstyle: Travis Finger Picking (Folk Guitar Lesson FO-108) How to play
Beschreibung:

This is the 9th lesson in the folk fingerstyle module and we look at "Travis Picking", a kind of alternating bass fingertyle technique first made popular by the great Mearle Travis. TAB is on the web site!

Whole series will be on the web site and a DVD is available with some bonus material! See the web site for more details!

Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
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Projekt:
Folk (FO)
Duration:
08:11

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