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The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt Volume 1

The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt Volume 1

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The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt Volume 1 (Intermediate)

taught by John Miller

"Mississippi John Hurts appeal was universal, he was very much a musician of his time and place, playing within a tradition, but mapping out his own territory with subtleties of touch, phrasing and use of the guitar that were all his own. Though famed for fingerpicking in the alternating bass style, John would often employ omitted beats or syncopated runs, rather than sticking to an unvaried alternation. Also, unlike many musicians of his region, he was comfortable playing in a variety of keys, routinely working in E, A, D, G, and C in standard tuning, as well as Open D and Open G tunings.

This video presents instruction in John Hurts repertoire, with songs chosen to showcase his playing in different keys. The video lesson includes, at its conclusion, rare documentary silent film footage of Mississippi John Hurt playing guitar at his home in Washington, D.C.

The accompanying booklet includes TAB/standard notation transcriptions and lyrics of the songs.

90 minutes

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

Product Number:    GW817DVD

Format:    DVD

Skill Level:    Intermediate

Binding:    Boxed

Size:    5.25 x 7.50

Date Published:    10_29_2002




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