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Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings


Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings

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John Fahey
Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings

taught by John Fahey

Book with online audio. Fahey was a pioneer in composing and arranging guitar solos in open tunings. He teaches a wide variety of techniques, musical textures and styles. 3 full hours of online audio provides phrase-by-phrase instruction. Selections include: "On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean," "Requiem for John Hurt," "Auld Lang Syne," "The Union Pacific," "Spanish Two Step," more. Intermediate. Extensive intro on Fahey's career and an interview (circa 1982) with Stefan Grossman. Note/tab. 56 pp.

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Lesson One: Open G tuning: On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean, Spanish Two Step and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. St.Louis Blues played in a dropped D tuning.

Lesson Two: In this lesson John explores the possibilities of playing in an open C tuning. The Union Pacific has a distinct blues quality, Requiem For John Hurt has an "Eastern" feel. Simplicity often creates beauty and John does this with his version of Auld Lang Syne.

Lesson Three: This lesson concentrates on John's slide guitar playing. Steamboat Gwine 'Round The Bend played in open G demonstrating many of John's unique technical ideas. The Christmas carol Silent Night is presented in the slide style. John's popular arrangement of Poor Boy A Long Way From Home played in open D tuning finishes the series.

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