I’d say about ten minutes is enough (maximum). There is, of course, a lot more to fingerpicking than just Travis picking, but it is a great place to start. Put your guitar down for a day or at least the rest of the after-noon and come back later. Travis picking quickly became the backbone of my fingerstyle guitar playing and I quickly realised how many songs actually used this style. Before we get stuck into the four Travis picking patterns in the You don’t want to go hog-wild with these things. 2 Chords for “STEALIN’” E B G D A E 1st string 2nd 3rd 4th 5th ‘ ↑ ‘‘‘‘ 6th 5 Tuning “String-to-String” BASIC FINGERPICKING PATTERN FOR “STEALIN” C Cà F Gà & C Ô ä ˇ C ˇj ˇj ˇ ˇj ˇ ˇ ˇ ˇ T I TM T I TM 00 Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. playing these exercises, stop immediately. You can get hurt if you over do it.