Nashville Picking Volume 2 (Guitar Solos of Merle Travis, Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins). By Marcel Dadi. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Country. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 62 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW934DVD).
In this second video lesson dedicated to Nashville Picking, Marcel Dadi presents more guitar arrangements by Merle Travis, Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. These three titans of the guitar have defined and established country fingerstyle guitar. Their influence on the music and players of Nashville and beyond over the last fifty years is with out bounds. Each has his own distinct approach, sound and style. "I try to play their music note-for-note", says Marcel. "They are so good-how could you do better? They are the best in their fields. If you play a tune by Chet Atkins, you should play it like Chet Atkins. The same for Merle and Jerry... If you want to teach this style of guitar playing you have to be as close as possible to what the original musician was playing." Windy and Warm, Drive In, Cheek to Cheek and Three Little Words by Chet Atkins along with Jerry Reed's Blue Finger and Rose Time by Merle Travis are presented. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.