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Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings

By John Fahey

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Guitar (Fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by John Fahey. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Grossman Audio. All Styles. Book/3-CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.99801BCD).

Item Number: MB.99801BCD
ISBN 9780786662074. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

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 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.

  • On the Sunny Side of the Ocean  Performed by John Fahey
  • Spanish Two Step  Performed by John Fahey
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  Performed by Arr. By John Fahey
  • St. Louis Blues  Performed by Traditional, Arranged And Adapted By John Fahey
  • The Union Pacific  Performed by John Fahey
  • Requiem for John Hurt  Performed by John Fahey
  • Auld Lang Syne   Performed by Traditional, Arr. By John Fahey
  • Steamboat Gwine 'Round the Bend  Performed by John Fahey
  • Silent Night, Holy Night  Performed by Adapted By John Fahey
  • Poor Boy a Long Way from Home  Performed by Booker White And John Fahey

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