Breaking down Travis picking to play a WHOLE song

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Breaking down Travis picking to play a WHOLE song

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Last week I taught you the 5 Essential Steps to learn Travis picking. You can check out that video out right here.

Now it’s time to put that practice to use! Are you ready?

Follow along as I show you step-by-step how to use Travis picking to play the folk classic Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten. By the end of this video, you’ll know exactly how to play the whole song -- even if your fingers can’t quite master it yet.

If you are having some trouble playing along to this tune, I highly recommend going over those 5 steps first and then coming back to this video to put it all together. The more time you spend on those fundamentals, the easier it will be to tackle songs like Freight Train!

And remember to grab the tab chart for Freight Train here.