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#5454
Snow Blind Friend 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Anyone know how to play Snow Blind Friend by Steppenwolf? I can't identify the picking pattern in the song. I think it is a Travis Picking pattern of some sort.
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
I love that song too and would love to learn it. I also like Tenderness.
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
eagle670 wrote:
Anyone know how to play Snow Blind Friend by Steppenwolf? I can't identify the picking pattern in the song. I think it is a Travis Picking pattern of some sort.

Wow, great old Hoyt Axton song! I haven't heard that in years.
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
I just checked an old Powertab I have of this and its sort of Travis although not totally repetitive paterns are used but close patterns.
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
Chasplaya wrote:
I just checked an old Powertab I have of this and its sort of Travis although not totally repetitive paterns are used but close patterns.

I've always seen it cross picked and not Travis picked. It slides into strumming about halfway through as I recall.
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#8594
Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
I'm going to have to call Merle up and ask him just what 'Travis' picking really is. LOL
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
The tab I have would be difficult to cross pick as it has a lot of doubled up notes i.e. bass and treble together. Merle Travis once said the pattern named after him was nice but he doesn't actually do it as generally described as he mixes things up a lot and doesn't always repeat patterns
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Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
Its what happened after someone tried to theorise his playing style based on a small sampling of his music
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#8619
Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
Just watched a purported studio recording w/ video of the song and it does appear to be a Travis pattern. The chords are easy. John Kay capos up 2 frets and plays out of the G position. Here's the video (if it will post). Been having a bit of trouble getting vids and such to show up and I can't preview my posts since the server migration.

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#8622
Re:Snow Blind Friend 5 Years ago  
After learning Neil Youngs "The Needle and Damage Done" from Neil, the strumming/picking pattern sounds real similar. I have the tab as well and it is really hard to follow. I am hoping the Neil can do his magic on it and show us the way.
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