Basic Simplified Picking Pattern

Lets jump in and learn the basic pattern for the simplified Travis pick. Start by getting your right hand in position, don't even worry about chords yet.

We will be using the same pattern over and over, what changes is which strings we are playing, and with which fingers we are using. We have 3 starting points for our pattern, this corresponds to our 3 bass notes, 6, 5 and 4.
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