By Michael O'Dorn
Fingerpicking Guitar Sheet Music
Electric Guitar Sheet Music
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Getting Into Travis Picking by Michael O'Dorn. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Methods. Getting Into. Country. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 88 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20804BCD).
ISBN 9780786672448. Country. 8.75" x 11.75" inches.
This book will enlighten Merle Travis enthusiasts and fingerstyle pickers alike. It will take you from an ordinary way of playing fingerstyle guitar to the extraordinary technique that Merle brought to the world. Based on the author's personal lessons from Merle himself, this book provides the beginning to intermediate guitarist with a look into his techniques, riffs, and rolls. Includes in-depth studies on how Merle used his right-hand techniques and left-hand chords to play with his thumb over the neck. Each tune is presented as a simple version then a Travis picking progression. You'll take a step-by-step journey into the unique style of Travis picking.
C B Willmore
Location: from Southwest, MO
January 16, 2009
Discouraged by Title,
It was promoted as Beginner/Early intermediate. I needed something more basic. It was a waste of money. I feel I was mislead. Does anyone out there have fingerstyle lessons that could help. I have taken lessons and gone through Hal Leonards books I & 2.
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