Here's a nice arpeggio lick that you can move around and play in a number of keys. It doubles as a really good exercise to warm up your fretting hand. Have fun!
We shot this video in 1991 during one of the earliest MerleFest festivals in Wilkesboro, NC. It was where we also recorded Doc Watson's "Doc's Guitar" and Mike Seeger's "Old Time Banjo" videos. We love the interplay between the folk icon, Pete, and the great traditional artist, Doc. Both are historic figures and musical giants.
Here's a really nice chord progression with a descending bass line that works well as an ending or intro to blues-type songs. Let me know how you like it.
Here's Happy's performance of an ageless ballad, with some good friends accompanying him. You can learn this on Happy's "Basic Arranging Techniques" video lesson.
Legendary artists Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Arlo Guthrie played this classic Woody Guthrie song on Jack's instructional video, "The Songs and Guitar of Ramblin' Jack Elliott." Jack turned 90 in July 2021 and is still going strong.