In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a variation of the song “Nothing To It” written by Doc Watson in the style of Billy Strings. This song is loaded with some classic Doc Watson style guitar licks that you can use when you’re improvising guitar solos in the key of C. The guitar riffs and melody line walks in this song use some unusual note combinations which will really help push your flatpicking to the next level.
If this song is a bit out of your comfort zone, we recommend trying to learn it at a very slow pace. Focus on getting clean pick strokes, relax the grip on your guitar pick, and pick each note softly. This practice method will help you build the right technique and muscle memory — your picking speed and volume will develop over time. Overall, this is a great song for working on flatpicking technique!
New lesson! Let me know how y’all like this one!
Hi Devin, great work, can you add tabs for the end part also? (1:18 – 1:23 in the overview video)
yes would LOVE to get the tabs for the end lick please !!
Just added the tab for the ending lick — button below the lesson video. It’s only the tablature and no playthrough video for the ending lick just yet. Hopefully the tablature is enough, but let me know if y’all would like me to record a playthrough w/ tab video for the endling lick too. Thanks! Brett Steinbeck Aleksander Freberg
Thank you Devin!!! Your web site is the best! i just upgraded to 6 month plan. Merry Christmas to All !
End lick is the most difficult part of this piece IMO so yes, a play through w/tab video would be appreciated Devin if you have the time.
With regard to my last request for a “playthrough” lesson for the end lick, don’t bother. I will endeavour to keep practising it until it somewhat resembles the way Devin plays it.
Doc Watson was the greatest flatpicker, if your a Doc fan you’ll love this one thanks Devin.
Doc was one of the Best, and never had the gift of sight I admire his work Highly!
GREAT Flatpick tune can’t wait to jump into this one… Thx Devin !
Lovin’ this one, Devin! I’m getting brave here.
This song sounds great Devin! I can hardly wait to learn this excellent lesson
Great add Devin ! can’t wait to dive into this one! THX 🙂
How come every time I try to post something it gets deleted?? I am a paying member
Sorry about that Brett! A lot of times, someone’s first post needs to be manually approved in our comment admin dashboard and then all posts will be automatically posted after approval. You should be good to go now, we just clicked the approved button so post away! Thanks for supporting my lessons!
Thx Devin !
Great lesson can’t wait to jump all in !
Great lesson, Devin! Thanks. Doc Watson is one of my favorites, as is Billy Strings.
Love this one!
Am I the only one missing tabs on the ending at 1.18 in the overview vid
The last part at 1:18 forward could be tabbed out as well please
I worked 1 hour each day and learned this lesson in a few weeks !! now I have to work on the speed, thanks for posting Devin. Can you point us to where the ending lick is ?
looks like fun-
why am i not able to print this lesson is it because im new, please reply thank you