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American Primitive Guitar

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American Primitive Guitar

John Fahey
American Primitive Guitar

taught by John Fahey

Book/3-CD set. A wide variety of instrumental solos for the intermediate guitarist. Note/tab, with 3 CDs featuring phrase-by-phrase instruction. With a general discussion of pattern picking and the use of the alternate bass. Selections include: "In Christ There is No East or West," "Some Summer Day," "The Last Steam Engine Train," "Take A Look At That Baby," "The Approaching of the Disco Void," more. Includes "Wireless" article from 1998, focusing on his life andd the impact of his music. 56 pp.
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Lesson One: A general discussion of pattern picking and the use of the alternate bass. In Christ There Is No East Or West, Take A Look At That Baby and Some Summer Day.

Lesson Two: One of John's most requested multi-sectioned composition is Indian Pacific Railroad Blues, also known as Beverley. This tune demonstrates how John composes in the fingerpicking idiom. Also taught is another very requested and imitated instrumental, John's The Last Steam Engine Train.

Lesson Three: When The Springtime Comes Again and The Approaching Of The Disco Void. A discussion of improvisational ideas in relationship to fingerstyle compositions concludes this lesson.

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