Merle Travis Guitar Style

Merle Travis Guitar Style

This is a thorough study into the renowned “Travis Picking Guitar Style” done by Merle’s kinfolk, Tommy Flint. Included are vintage photos, interesting annotations and some great Travis guitar solos. If you want to learn to Travis pick, this book will take you there and then some! This book is written in notation and tablature and comes with an online audio download.

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