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Getting Into Travis Picking
Michael O'Dorn Bk & CD

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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.
  Contents



  01) Introduction  
  02) Acknowledgements  
  03) Greetings, Concept, How to Use This Book  
  04) About the Author  
  05) Reviews  
  06) How Chet Atkins and others were influenced by Merle  
  07) A Brief History of Merle Travis  
  08) Tuning Your Guitar/Reading Notation and Tablature  
  09) Travis Techniques, Riffs, and Rolls  
  10) Techniques  
  11) Riffs  
  12) Rolls  
  13)From Beginning to Intermediate Songs  
  14) You Are My Sunshine - Simple version  
  15)You Are My Sunshine - Travis picking  
  16)Home On The Range - Simple version  
  17)Home On the Range - Travis picking  
  18)Mom's Melody - Simple version  
  19)Mom's Melody - Travis picking  
  20)Jesse James - Simple version  
  21)Jesse James - Travis picking  
  22)My Leah's Touch - Simple version  
  23)My Leah's Touch - Travis picking  
  24)Massa's In The Cold, Cold Ground - Simple version  
  25)Massa's In The Cold, Cold Ground - Travis picking  
  26)Yankee Doodle Dandy - Simple version  
  27)Yankee Doodle Dandy - Travis picking