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In this lesson we're going to break down and play through a simple practice tune that incorporates all of these new finger picking tricks.

I hope this tutorial has given you a solid foundation for some basic Travis Picking. This is an incredibly useful rhythm tool that can be used in a a million different country songs. The basic version will get you anywhere you need to go in a basic country rhythm context, but that being said there is no limit to how far you can eventually take this technique and sound.

You can incorporate melodies into your rhythm parts and do full solo arrangements of complicated tunes, where you cover both the rhythmic elements, the bass movements and the main melody. But again, you don't have to get far into this territory before you can get some great mileage out of Travis picking!
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