DVD - African Fingerstyle Guitar

by John Low
$26.95
sku: 304-DVD932
The golden age of African fingerpicking guitar was in the 1950s and 1960s. The great players and recording artists of that time included Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo from Zaire and George Mukabi from Kenya. Guitarists from other parts of the world have rarely had a chance to learn their songs and playing techniques. Their arrangements are taught by Low, who has lived, worked and studied with African musicians, including those mentioned above. There are some links with American guitar styles but there are just as many differences, including rhythms borrowed from traditional African music and catchy up-beat patterns. African fingerstyle guitar is usually accompanied by rhythms played on a bottle. John Low is accompanied here by Frans Maathuis and Keith Jackman on bottles. Note/tab booklet as a PDF file. min.   More Details...
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The golden age of African fingerpicking guitar was in the 1950s and 1960s. The great players and recording artists of that time included Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo from Zaire and George Mukabi from Kenya. Guitarists from other parts of the world have rarely had a chance to learn their songs and playing techniques. Their arrangements are taught by Low, who has lived, worked and studied with African musicians, including those mentioned above. There are some links with American guitar styles but there are just as many differences, including rhythms borrowed from traditional African music and catchy up-beat patterns. African fingerstyle guitar is usually accompanied by rhythms played on a bottle. John Low is accompanied here by Frans Maathuis and Keith Jackman on bottles. Note/tab booklet as a PDF file. min.