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The European Blues Association, England:
Michel Lelong from Tours, France, is a great guitarist and a highly skilled teacher...
"Our good friend Michel Lelong in Tours has written a blues guitar instruction book called "ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR" [...]. It is one of the best I have seen." Larry Conrad
Stefan Grossman' guitar worshop - USA: Since the beginning of the guitar workshop, I was searched for a musician/teacher who could play as well as explain Merle Travis's Music. Finally the chemistry came with Michel Lelong
Happy Traum - musician - pedagog and director of Homepsun Tapes - USA: The excellent french guitarist Michel Lelong has created a serie of six lessons focusing on many Chet Atkins's most interesting and challenging solos / 

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MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR LESSONS

by Michel Lelong

All the Michel Lelong's english guitar lessons on Merle Travis, 

Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed styles was published by Stefan Grossman's Guitar Worshop in the 80'/90'

The Guitar of Merle Travis - Series I
Taught by Michel Lelong
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Merle Travis

NOTICE: The tablatures/music-score are in PDF and the mp3 audio files in mp3. You will receive the material by e-mail. 

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The Guitar of Merle Travis - Series I
Taught by Michel Lelong

Complete method - 13 tab/music scores
PDF booklet + 6 h of mp3 audio lessons 
€ 32
PDF method booklet (tab/music score) without the audio lesson
€ 20
TABLATURES per unit with mp3 audio lessons
Nine Pound Hammer tab /music score + audio mp3 lesson € 6
I Am A Pilgrim € 6
Sweet Temptation/Divorce Me C.O.D (2 tabs/music scores) € 6
Goodbye My Blue Bell € 6
Fuller Blues € 6
Canebreak Blues € 6
Cannonball Rag € 6
Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home € 6
Memphis Blues € 6
I'll See You In My Dreams € 6
Walkin' The Strings  € 6
Saturday Night Shuffle € 6

Merle Travis was the founding father of country fingerpicking. He set the standards for this style. His guitar playing is very challenging. It ranges from the melodic alternating bass arrangement of Nine Pound Hammer to the finger-twisting impossibilities of Walkin' The Strings. These six lessons cover the full breadth of Merle's techniques with an exciting selection of 13 arrangements. For the intermediate to advanced student. 65 page tab/music book.

CONTENTS

  • LESSON ONE: Travis's basic right hand technique with damping, syncopation and left hand fingerings. I Am A Pilgrim and Nine Pound Hammer both in the key of E are discussed.
  • LESSON TWO: Variations in the key of A with Sweet Temptation, Divorce Me C.O.D. Walking bass and Goodbye My Blue Bell in the key of C.
  • LESSON THREE: Merle Travis was a master of blues guitar. This lesson features Fuller Blues and Canebreak Blues both played in the key of E.
  • LESSON FOUR: Incredibly fast fingerpicking solos were a trademark of Travis's playing. Cannonball Rag in the key of G was one of these great instrumentals. Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home played in the key of C illustrates a very inventive playing approach. Several variations for both songs are discussed.
  • LESSON FIVE: Jazz standards played an important part in Merle Travis's repertoire. I'll See You In My Dreams and Memphis Blues are fine examples.
  • LESSON SIX: Saturday Night Shuffle is an original Merle Travis instrumental that has become a standard in the fingerpicking world. Walkin' The Strings completes our series with a tour de force in the walking bass technique.

Guitar Rag: Music of Merle Travis - Series 2
Taught by Michel Lelong
Michel Lelong has prepared a second series that focuses on the incredible talents of the legendary Merle Travis. In this three cassette series, Michel presents six arrangements that will provide you enjoyment as well as challenging your fingerpicking skills.

 

NOTICE: The tablatures/music-score are in PDF and the mp3 audio files in mp3. You will receive the material by e-mail. 

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CONTENTS
LESSON ONE: Muskrat Ramble is an old New Orleans tune that Merle plays in the key of A. Guitar Rag is a Travis original played in the key of E. Variations on the arrangement are presented.
LESSON TWO: Too Tight begins this lesson. This is a complex solo using a "round-robin" chord progression and played in the key of C and then modulating to Bb. The pop standard, Love Letters in the Sand, follows and is a good example of how Merle arranged standards. It is played in the key of C.
LESSON THREE: The folk/blues Midnight Special, played in the key of E opens our last lesson. Twelve variations on the theme are taught that will provide you with many ideas, tricks and hot licks on how to play Travis's blues in A. Merle's famous Blue Smoke concludes this series.
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Complete series: PDF booklet tablatures/music score and mp3 audio lessons (3 hours)

 €24.95
PDF booklet tablatures/music score (withot the audio lessons) € 17
TABLATURES per unit with mp3 audio lessons
Muskrat Ramble € 6
Guitar Rag
€ 6
Too Tight
€ 6
Love letters in the sand
€ 6
Midnight Special
€ 6
Blue Smoke € 6

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