Lyzy Lusterman

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What is Travis Picking?

Travis picking is an accompaniment style you'll learn in this basics lesson excerpted from the Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method.
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Learn to Play in Open G

A lesson on how to play fingerstyle blues in this popular open tuning, using examples from classic songs by Elizabeth Cotten, Robert Johnson, and more.


Learn to Play J.S. Bach’s ‘Bourrée in E Minor’ for Guitar

Even if you’re not a classical player, mastering pieces such as this offers a great learning experience for any fingerstyle guitarist, because it not only teaches picking-hand techniques that are independent of set patterns but also demonstrates excellent form and structure.