Stevie Nicks/ Lindsey Buckingham-era Fleetwood Mac is just one of the supergroups who have employed this timeless alternating thumb/index technique on FM radio mega-hits (such as the Nicks perennial, “Landslide”). Even rebel folkies such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and, more recently, Steve Earle (shown here) rely on this form of “poor-man’s Travis picking” to give chords a full, rippling texture. And yes, that’s Travis as in Merle Travis—he’s the guy to go back to if you want to hear the spectacular ways this thumb-and-fingers approach can be evolved.
TrueFire Guitar Player Lessons Archive
The multimedia elements for Guitar Player's lessons are provided courtesy of TrueFire.com, where you can search, watch video and listen to audio for hundreds of lessons in the Guitar Player Lessons archive!