After years of wanting to, I finally some time getting the Travis Picking pattern into my fingers. It's still new, so I'm not nearly as proficient as I am with, for example, my forward roll.
The problems I still see are:
- A time gap when switching chords, especially C to G
- A tendency to stick to the middle four strings, avoiding the G note of the G chord
Beyond "use the metronome", which is the obvious, correct and everpresent advice for most musical failings, what can I practice to get closer to Merle Travis's guitar style?