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Adding The 1-5 Bass

 

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In this lesson we'll repeat the basic picking pattern from the previous tutorial, and after that we'll add the 1-5 motion in the bass. In the previous tutorial you learned the most basic version of a Travis picking pattern in the key of E.

Now all that we're going to change is that the 2nd time we hit the low bass note (on beat 3) we'll hit the A string instead. The A string is the 5th of the chord, so this gives us a 1/5 bass movement within the pattern.
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