Ref.: John Fahey
Autore: John Fahey
Mel Bay Publications
Level : Intermediate
"John Fahey was a pioneer in composing and arranging guitar solos in open tunings. In this lesson series for the intermediate guitarist, John teaches a wide variety of techniques, musical textures and styles. The book includes the notation and tablature for the lessons plus 3 compact discs featuring phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Lesson 1: Open G tuning: 'On the Sunny Side of the Ocean', 'Spanish Two Step', 'It Came Upon A Midnight Clear'. 'St.Louis Blues' played in a dropped D tuning.
Lesson 2: 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 3: 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.