October 18, 2007

Interesting Fahey...

The other day in the shop, I noticed that we had received a book that piqued my curiosity.

American Primitive Guitar taught by John Fahey.

Published through Stefan Grossman's Guitar workshop, this book features three compact discs, and three lessons dealing with technique, composition, and improvisation.

All in all, it looks like a solid selection of material, and a nice introduction to Fahey's unique approach to fingerstyle guitar.

On the topic of Fahey...

There have been a number of unique videos that have surfaced recently on YouTube. One series of videos features a young John Fahey appearing on a television show, talking about guitar.

Most recently, and unlike any Fahey video I have ever seen, is a wonderful 16 minute clip from a 1976 show in Portland, Oregon.

Unfortunately, the video has restrictions with regard to embedding.

But you can just follow this link: John Fahey Video.


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