John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

Sep 23 2015

John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

In this lesson, John Renbourn presents a wide variety of fingerstyle arrangements from traditional ballads to country blues, from a Booker T. & the MGs rock instrumental to the church hymn Abide With Me. All receive the special touches of John’s unique playing, and are explained in detail with the help of split-screen video techniques that allow the student to clearly see and study what each hand is doing.
The title captures the essence of all these players, but it is also a tribute to Davey Graham, as the title is taken from one of his ground breaking album. It starts with a medley with John Renbourn’s tune Judy, and Davey Graham’s classic tuning Anji or Angie. Angie is a tune based on what I like to refer to as Spanish progression. White House Blues is not really a blues, but a nice arrangement. Another nice arrangement is Watch the Stars.
Then comes some tunes that have for a very long time been among my favorites. The first is Lord Franklin – the tune Bob Dylan used for Bob Dylan’s Dream. John Renbourn has made a sophisticated and far from easy arrangement. The next tune is another favorite: The Booker T Jones tune My Sweet Potato. It is based on a nice swinging lick played in Dropped D-tuning, with solo phrases played in between the licks.

Titles include:

  • White House Blues
  • Judy
  • Anji
  • Watch the Stars
  • Lord Franklin
  • My Sweet Potato
  • Abide With Me
  • Great Dreams Come From Heaven


Language: English
Year: 2005
Country: UK
Running time: 01:18:00
Quality: DVDrip
Video: 720×480 XVID ~1199 kbps NTSC 29.970 fps
Audio: MP3 2 ch 128 Kbps 44.1 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 1.3 Gb

John Renbourn - Folk, Blues And Beyond

John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

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  1. henrymorris /

    Great to spend some time with the amiable John Renbourne and learn some lovely tunes from him.

    Thanks very much for this¡

  2. mes30 /

    This one looks like it’s gonna be good, thank you so much, really appreciate it.

  3. matek1143 /

    Hi! Thanks for this!:D Do you Celtic Melodies and Open Tunings?

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