‘Landslide’ is a great example of Travis Picking. Travis picking, named after Merle Travis, is a repetitive right hand picking pattern where the underlying chords continually change. Travis picking is great practice for fingerstyle playing. When learning this arrangement, try to memorize the chord shapes and the right hand picking pattern and work it up to speed slowly. The lesson breaks up the verse into four parts. Work on one part at a time and master it, before moving onto the next part.
Part 1 – Performance