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29
Nov
Happy Birthday Merle Travis

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….

https://youtu.be/tFBOIXTChZk

https://youtu.be/3wa0bZiaQDs