The Guitar of John Fahey Vol. 2 on DVD
Taught by John Fahey$29.95
"John Fahey is an enigma.
His influences are so varied that his music is difficult to categorize.
He seems unencumbered by technical considerations guitarists often give
their music. The only boundaries John puts on his renderings are the
boundaries of his imagination. His style is impressionistic and
therefore not always of an immediate nature. His thematic explorations
can be uncommonly structured, dissonant, and wildly rhythmic. Or they
may be crisp, tightly structured, and very melodic... He is the modern
day patriarch of fingerstyle guitar. He was one of the first musicians
to realize that the style had a past and a future on the concert stage.
For nearly a quarter of a century, John's music has been folded,
compressed, and thrown against the wall to see if it would stick. It's
still there and the effect has been monumental."
20th Century Masters Of Fingerstyle Guitar
John Fahey has created a unique body of guitar compositions and
arrangements as well as a distinct approach to fingerstyle guitar. He
broke fresh ground in recording guitar music that drew from such
diverse sources as Country blues, Old-Time music, Indian ragas,
European classical music and Gregorian chants. He founded a loosely
defined "school" of "American Primitive guitarists" that included Leo
Kottke, Robbie Basho, and numerous others. Many fledgling guitarists
have been inspired to try their hands at fingerpicking by the dozen or
more Fahey albums.
In these DVD lessons, John explains and teaches fifteen of his best
known instrumentals. Regular, Open G (D G D G B D) and Open D (D A D F#
A D) tunings are featured.
Volume Two: Poor Boy Long Ways From Home, My Prayer, Marilyn, The Red
Pony, Sunflower River Blues, Joy To The World, Steamboat Gwine Round De
Bend and Steel Guitar Rag.
64 minutes TAB on PDF File!