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The Guitar of Merle Travis

By Marcel Dadi

Guitar (fingerpicking) - Multiple Levels
Composed by Marcel Dadi. Boxed, Solos. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Country. DVD. Duration 95 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW918DVD).

Item Number: MB.GW918DVD

5.25 x 7.5 inches.

Merle Travis's playing combined blues, jazz, ragtime and country music into a unique style that defined "Country Fingerstyle Guitar." In this exciting dvd lesson, Marcel Dadi teaches seven of Merle's greatest instrumentals: Fuller's Blues, Cane Break Blues, Blue Bells, Saturday Night Shuffle, Memphis Blues, Cannon Ball Rag and Walkin' The Strings. All the tunes are transcribed in a 60 page tab/music booklet. As well, five rare performances from 1951 of Merle Travis playing Nine Pound Hammer, Lost John, John Henry, Mus'rat and Too Much Sugar For A Dime are included in the dvd.

  • Blue Bells 
  • Cane Break Blues   Performed by Merle Travis
  • Cannonball Rag  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Fuller's Blues  Performed by Arr: Merle Travis
  • John Henry  Performed by Arr: Merle Travis
  • Lost John  Performed by Arr: Merle Travis
  • Mus'rat 
  • Nine Pound Hammer  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Saturday Night Shuffle  Performed by Merle Travis
  • The Memphis Blues 
  • Too Much Sugar For A Dime  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Walkin' The Strings   Performed by Merle Travis
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Patrick, Library Geek
    Martin, TN
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  • 2007-06-01 00:00:00.0 Marcel Rocks!

    While not for the beginner, Marcel Dadi's skillful interpretations of the famous Merle Travis style of figerpicking will lighten the hearts, and inspire the fingers, of many players to new musical heights. Even seasoned players will find this product worthwhile. I've played the guitar for some 35 years...

    , generally strumming and flat picking, and rather poorly at that. Since starting the Travis style technique, I now sound more like the player I always wanted to be. I'd encourage any player to adapt and adopt this style!

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