Happy Birthday Merle Travis
29 Nov 2019
Today is Merle Travis’ birthday. His unique guitar style is still called Travis Picking by guitarists. “Travis Picking” is a syncopated style of guitar fingerpicking rooted in ragtime music in which alternating chords and bass notes are plucked by the thumb while melodies are simultaneously plucked by the index finger.
Here are two amazing examples of his style….
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