Long Black Veil-inspired Fingerstyle Fun (with Travis Picking)
Lesson #455 • Oct 9, 2022
In this week’s lesson, I’ll teach you a 3-part fingerstyle arrangement (using Travis Picking) inspired by songs like Long Black Veil, Pancho & Lefty, Just Breathe, and several other fingerpicking tunes. For each of the 3 parts I teach, I’ll show you two simplified version and the “full” (most advanced) version — allowing you to jump in wherever your skill level allows, and ramp things up accordingly. At the end of the day, the 3 sequences you’ll learn can be combined together and played one-after-another – which I believe you’ll have a blast playing. Let’s get to it!
Free Video Lesson
Gives an overview of Travis Picking before diving into part #1 of the overall sequence (including a simplified and “full” version).
Extended Video Lesson
Requires membership to Song Notes Premium. Teaches parts #2 and #3 of the overall sequence. For both, I’ll show you a simplified way to play it as well as the “full” version I teased in my free video lesson. Once you learn all three parts, you can play them all in succession, one-after-the-other. Makes for great fun!
Slow Playthrough - Simplified Version
Slow Playthrough - Full Version
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Looking for more Travis Picking lessons?
Here’s some of the previous lessons I’ve made on the topic of Travis Picking. This is a technique I only got comfortable with a few years ago — and before then, it seemed impossible. If you’re interested in learning to play like this, don’t give up! It’s such a satisfying way to play and unlocks many doors.
Looking for my Long Black Veil full song lesson?
If you want to learn Long Black Veil in full, with strumming, and one of my print-friendly song sheets, check out the link below!
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