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Flamenco 13441
 
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Slide/Bottleneck 13448
 
Spanish Language 14358
 
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Method 13366
 
Solos 13367
 
Spanish Language 14354
 
Tunebook 13368
 
Guitar: Resonator 7432
 
Method 13400
 
Solos 13414
 
Tunebook 13415
 
 
Strings
 
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Method 12953
 
Solos 12954
 
Tunebook 12955
 
Upright Bass 7610
 
Method 13190
 
Solos 13191
 
Tunebooks 13192
 
Viola 7611
 
Method 13195
 
Solos 13196
 
Tunebooks 13197
 
Violin 7612
 
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German Language 14409
 
Method 13201
 
Russian Language 14379
 
Solos 13202
 
Spanish Language 14380
 
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Banjo
 
Banjo: 5-String 7330
 
Chord 12923
 
Method 12924
 
Solos and Duets 12925
 
Tunebook 12926
 
Banjo: Clawhammer 7337
 
Chord 12936
 
Method 12937
 
Solos and Duets 12938
 
Tunebook 12939
 
Banjo: Plectrum 12946
 
Chord 12947
 
Solos 12948
 
Banjo:Tenor 7340
 
Chord 12941
 
Method 12942
 
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Tunebook 12944
 
 
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Tunebook 13030
 
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Spanish Language 14369
 
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Chord 13074
 
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Method 13075
 
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Dulcimer: Hammered 7371
 
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Method 12995
 
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Method 12999
 
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Harmonica
 
Harmonica: Chromatic 7516
 
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Solos 13063
 
Spanish Language 14362
 
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Spanish Language 14364
 
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French Language 14373
 
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Spanish Language 14374
 
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Accordion 14165
 
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Accordion 13298
 
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Guitar 13308
 
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Russian Language 14376
 
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Spanish Language 14377
 
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Titles by: MICHAEL O'DORN

MICHAEL O'DORN

I grew up in California in the mid-1950s. My musical influences were many, both from radio and recordings and, of course, my father - William Doran. With thumbpick in hand and the help of an excellent guitar teacher, Robert Bennett, I began to study the guitar techniques of Merle Travis as I perceived them from recordings.

It wasn't until I was 21 that I met the man himself after a concert at the Hollywood Palladium. Merle was standing next to his powder-blue Cadillac convertible when my father urged me forward. I think he was impressed that I would ask questions about the guitar rather than his movies. My friendship with Merle lasted several years and included frequent Sunday afternoon conversations, mainly guitar talk, either at his home or on the phone.

In my late 30s I attended classes in music composition and lyric writing at the UCLA Music Department; that's where I learned to write melodies so I could compose my own songs. Later, I met French fingerstyle virtuoso, Marcel Dadi who introduced me to Chet Atkins and invited me, along with five other American guitarists, to perform and teach guitar workshops at the Atkins/Dadi Guitar Festival held each year in historic Issoudun, France.

Then in 1995, Marcel Dadi, Dr. Mark Pritcher, and Chet Atkins invited me to teach Merle Travis picking techniques and perform in a mainstage concert at the annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. I have been teaching and performing at CAAS ever since.

In 1997 Stephen Rekas and William Bay of Mel Bay Publications asked me to write a book about the fingerstyle techniques of Merle Travis. It's my great pleasure to share my music with you in this third solo effort for the company.

 
by Michael O'Dorn
Mentored by three legendary guitarists, Michael O’Dorn is the living repository of not only the Merle Travis thumbstyle technique, but also the fingerstyle legacies of Chet Atkins and French guitarist, Marcel Dadi. This book contains a discussion of the differences between fingerstyle and thumbstyle technique, plus the most advanced exercises and tunes of any of the author’s three books for Mel Bay Publications — a must-have for any serious fingerstyle guitarist!The...
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by Michael O'Dorn
Mentored by three legendary guitarists, Michael O’Dorn is the living repository of not only the Merle Travis thumbstyle technique, but also the fingerstyle legacies of Chet Atkins and French guitarist, Marcel Dadi. This book contains a discussion of the differences between fingerstyle and thumbstyle technique, plus the most advanced exercises and tunes of any of the author’s three books for Mel Bay Publications — a must-have for any serious fingerstyle guitarist!The...
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by Michael O'Dorn
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. E...
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by Michael O'Dorn
An international modern method of fingerpicking guitar techniques presented in a fun and easy progressive approach. Influences of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Marcel Dadi are noticed throughout the songs in this book. These guitar solos were written to teach anyone learning to play guitar the joy of being a solo guitarist. Written in standard notation and tablature to encourage guitar players of all levels of skill to enjoy this study of fingerpicking guitar solos the fun and easy way. The companion downlo...
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by Michael O'Dorn
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...
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