All the arrangements from John's first three video lessons on Folk, Blues, Celtic and Jazz music are presented as well as an indepth interview. The instructional CDs are the audio tracks from the video lessons.
Folk, Blues and Beyond: Judy, Anji, White House Blues,Watch the Stars, Lord Franklin, My Sweet Potato, Abide with Me, Great Dreams from Heaven
Celtic Melodies and Open Tunings: The South Wind, The Blarney Pilgrim, I Saw Three Ships, The English Dance, Lament for Owen, Roe O'Neill, The Mist Covered Mountains of Home, The Orphan, Tramps and Hawkers, Lindsay,Sandwood Down to Kyle
The Jazz Tinge: Buffalo, Transfusion, My Dear Boy, Little Niles, Cherry
Level 3/4 - 120 page tab/music book with three compact discs
Review: Fulfilling a life-long dream. I have been a great fan of John Renbourn's for a couple of decades and never thought I'd ever have the opportunity to learn some of his exquisitely beautiful pieces. This book and companion CDs now make that possible. I am particularly taken by the "Celtic Melodies & Open Tunings" CD, which includes several relatively straightforward pieces in open tunings. The book has a literal transcription of each piece, and the CD has each piece played at least twice, once an "official, performance" version and a second, with Renbourn talking through the piece. I found the latter particularly charming. If you don't know John Renbourn, get one of his CDs, e.g. "Black Balloon", or get this book/CD collection. John Renbourn is one of the most tasteful and delightful guitarists of all time.- Ira Herskowitz/Amazon Customer Review
Review: Lessons from John Renbourn. Having recently bought a copy of John Renbourn Fingerstyle Guitar, I was pleased to find the book (with accompanying CDs) gives a balanced representation of the different styles of music for which the master is known. Standard notation coupled with tablature and the CDs offers a student of fingerstyle guitar an opportunity to learn these tunes regardless of your level of written musical literacy. However, this is no beginners book and at least an intermediate level of fingerstyle guitar fluency is required. For most of us, it will require work -- but the rewards of learning some of the arrangements of one of the all-time great guitarists is worth it. - Naamani/Amazon Customer Review