In this series, John teaches a wide variety of instrumental solos. Critics have called John's style American Primitive Guitar. For the intermediate guitarist. 56 page tab/music book with three compact discs.
Lesson One: A general discussion of pattern picking and the use of the alternate bass. In Christ There Is No East Or West, Take A Look At That Baby and Some Summer Day.
Lesson Two: One of John's most requested multi-sectioned composition is Indian Pacific Railroad Blues, also known as Beverley. This tune demonstrates how John composes in the fingerpicking idiom. Also taught is another very requested and imitated instrumental, John's The Last Steam Engine Train.
Lesson Three: When The Springtime Comes Again and The Approaching Of The Disco Void. A discussion of improvisational ideas in relationship to fingerstyle compositions concludes this lesson.
Level 2/3 • 56 page tab/music book with three compact discs
Review: Learn from the Best. This book is great for fans of John Fahey's style and of the fingerpicking style in general. The book includes some of Fahey's most recognized tunes and are included in tab and standard notation. If you are comfortable with both types of notation, learning these songs should be easy and fun.
If you are on this page, its likely that you are already a follower of Fahey's style. Apart from the songs contained in the book, which I assume most of you are already intimately familiar with and love, the book contains a wonderful article written about John Fahey that covers just about every aspect of the man. Moreover, the book includes 3 audio discs of Fahey's guidance through particular techniques, methods, and theories. These treasures are what really make this book distinct from other music instruction book and far more of a personal experience. – Antipholous S/Amazon Customer Review
Review: Excellent book. This book is a very useful introduction to Fahey's playing style. He takes you step by step through each piece and explains his picking technique in great detail. He has a very relaxed and open-minded teaching approach. I found it encouraging that he doesn't insist that his pieces should be played or interpreted in one way. After learning several of the songs in this book, I feel like have a good foundation for learning more Fahey tunes. – H.B. Goode/Amazon Customer Review