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Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings (Book and Online Audio) by John Fahey

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Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings (Book + Online Audio)

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 and access to online audio featuring phrase-by-phrase instruction. LESSON ONE:  Open G tuning: On the Sunny Side of the OceanSpanish Two Step and It Came Upon A Midnight ClearSt. 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 demonstrates 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.  Includes access to online audio.

  • John Fahey by Mark Humphrey
  • An Interview with John Fahey
  • A John Fahey Discography
  • Explanation of the Tab System
  • On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
  • Spanish Two Step
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • St. Louis Blues
  • The Union Pacific
  • Requiem for John Hurt
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Steamboat Gwine 'Round the Bend
  • Silent Night, Holy Night
  • Poor Boy a Long Way From Home


Product Number: 99801M
Format: Book + Online Audio
Difficulty: Intermediate
Pages: 56
Binding: Saddle Stitched
Size: 8.75 x 11.75
ISBN: 1-5134-6094-3
ISBN13: 978-15134-6094-9
Series: Grossman Audio
Publisher: Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published: 3/2/2018


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