Homespun Tutorial

The Real Merle Travis Guitar

  5.0   (1)  - log in to review
7 Videos | Length: 1hr 26min 57sec
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
*Only in the All-Access Pass
  • image description

    Tutorial 1

    Guitar Rag

    23:49

    This tutorial starts with an introduction by Thom Bresh, son of musician Merle Travis, and a break down of the song Guitar Rag in the style of Merle.

  • image description

    Tutorial 2

    Cannonball Rag

    12:55

    Next Thom goes over one of the most popular Merle Travis songs, Cannonball Rag

  • image description

    Tutorial 3

    Walkin' the Strings

    12:40

    The fast picking song, Walkin' the Strings is covered along with a discussion on string types.

  • image description

    Tutorial 4

    I'll See You in My Dreams

    9:07

    Here, Thom goes over the easy picking song, I'll See You in My Dreams

  • image description

    Tutorial 5

    Bugle Call Rag

    7:41

    A song from the famous Merle Travis Yellow Album, Bugle Call Rag is broken down.

  • image description

    Tutorial 6

    Farewell, My Bluebell

    7:57

    The old Civil War song Farewell, My Bluebell is shown and discussed.

  • image description

    Tutorial 7

    Hangin' With the Girls I Know

    12:48

    In this last video, Thom plays and breaks down a song he wrote in the style of Merle Travis.

This Homespun video series is a must for all fans of Merle Travis! The only son of the legendary guitarist gives us an in-depth look at the famous technique that changed the course of guitar history.

When Merle Travis passed away in 1983, we lost one of our most innovative and distinctive musical voices. Fortunately, his songs and fingerpicking style live on in the hands of his son, Thom Bresh, a talented and dynamic guitarist who learned the real Travis-style guitar right from the source.

Thom Bresh grew up listening to, and later playing with, his famous father, and his skilled hands bear a haunting resemblance to his father's. He takes you step-by-step through Merle's timeless techniques, playing the famous 1938 Martin D-28 with the custom Bigsby neck that was passed on to him by Travis.

By the time this powerful lesson is over, you'll have gained an understanding of the real Travis sound, and will be playing such guitar instrumental standards as "Guitar Rag," "Cannonball Rag," "Walking The Strings," "I'll See You In My Dreams," "Bugle Call Rag," "Farewell My Blue Belle," "Hangin' With The Girls I Know."

Homespun is proud to present this lesson to the growing number of Travis enthusiasts and fingerstyle guitarists worldwide. It will make a valuable addition to the collections of all serious guitar students and historians, as it offers a rare opportunity to see and learn from the real-life continuance of a musical legacy, Travis, the next generation.

BBOBBYB
Submitted 5 months ago

GOOD TEACHER GREAT VIDEO

AAA

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Thom Bresh is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, TV personality and one of the world's greatest thumbpickers. His style, although uniquely his own, was inspired by Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and his father, Merle Travis.

Products by Thom

  • image description
    tutorial video

    The Real Merle Travis Guitar

    This Homespun video series is a must for all fans of Merle Travis! The only son of the legendary guitarist gives us an in-depth look at the famous technique that changed the course of guitar history.

You might be also interested in

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

The Real Merle Travis Guitar is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GOOD TEACHER GREAT VIDEO AAA
Date published: 2017-10-13