And yes, 13 years later, Travis picking still sounds fresh. “If you’re into rockabilly and roots county, it’s essential to have a strong Travis groove in your bag of tricks.” The first two bars are a fun little descending intro. The looped measure (E7) is the Merle Travis-style phrase you gotta own. (Tip: Pick the bass notes, pluck the diads with the middle and ring fingers.)
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