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Stevie Coyle on Travis Picking

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Peghead Nation's Fingerstyle Guitar instructor Stevie Coyle talks about Travis picking and palm muting during his workshop at the Fretboard Summit.

by Dan Gabel
November 12, 2015

Peghead Nation gave eight hours of hands-on instruction during the Fretboard Summit celebration in early November. The event was put on by The Fretboard Journal as part of their celebration of 10 years of publication. Our Fingerstyle Guitar instructor Stevie Coyle was on hand to give an hour-long workshop on the intricacies of Travis-style fingerpicking.

In this video, Stevie explains how to get a solid thump happening in the bass by using he heel of your hand to mute the bass strings. Doing this helps generate two independent voices with the guitar, which is a hallmark sound of Travis picking.

Learn more from Stevie in his Fingerstyle Guitar course on Peghead Nation.

Our Fingerstyle Guitar instructor Stevie Coyle took folks through the basics of alternating bass/Travis fingerpicking, giving great tips on palm-muting, independent thumb movement, and articulating melodies on the upper strings. - See more at: https://pegheadnation.com/news-reviews/events/report-2015-fretboard-summit/#sthash.yUdyW35D.dpuf

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