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Developing the Thumb

 

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The Chet Atkins/Merle Travis Style Picking Primer

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This lesson will focus on the essential tool in getting the Chet Atkins/Merle Travis style down: The Thumb. This lesson focuses on the move from root to octave and fifth to octave that creates the signature gallop that holds down the rhythm of this style.
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