Finger picking

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I have been going through the lessons of finger picking. I am currently working on Travis picking taught by Lisa (lesson 1 C) I was interested in learning finger picking so I could play songs from Passenger and other artists that utilize finger picking in their songs. I'm having difficulty figuring out which finger picking style I should learn so I could play along. I'm not sure how to use Travis picking and transfer it to play songs. Suggestions

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Hi sboult,

Travis picking is a great way to learn fingerpicking, and I would say that it's a pretty essential fingerpicking style. Remember, not all songs use this technique, so "transfering" the style to a song that doesn't already use it would be tough if you're not familiar with the process.

But to answer your question, you should learn Travis picking first before you try and transfer that style to a song that doesn't have it.

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