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Hi,
I wanted to let you know about the Song of the Month lesson I'm offering for April, 2020:  Jesse Wadley's "Alabama Prison Blues", a song he played in Spanish tuning (Open G) that has a particularly pretty melody.  Wadley did some neat harmonized moving lines in the treble in the course of his rendition.  Here is a link to his performance:



For the month of April, I'm offering a lesson on "Alabama Prison Blues" for $35.00, for which you receive a transcription which includes his verse one and two accompaniments, a play-through of the transcription and very thorough talk-throughs of each verse accompaniment, with the transcription sent as a .pdf file and the talk-throughs sent as .mp3 files, all sent as attachments to email messages.  I won't be offering any hard copy version of this lesson this month. For more information and to see how to make payment for the lesson, go to my website, www.johnmillerguitar.com , in the Teaching section.

All best,
John
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Hi all,
I hope that you are staying careful, safe and healthy in the current public health crisis.  I wanted to let you know that the Song of the Month lesson for May, 2020 is Shirley Griffith's "River Line", a unique 8-bar blues in E position, standard tuning with an arresting chordal dissonance I've not encountered elsewhere in the music that gives the song a rare intensity.  Here is Shirley Griffith's performance of "River Line Blues":



For the month of May, 2020 only, I"m offering a lesson on "River Line Blues" for $35.00, which will include a TAB transcription with Shirley's intro, two verse accompaniments and coda, along with very thorough talk-throughs of each section and the song's lyrics.  To order the lesson, go to my website, www.johnmillerguitar.com , in the Teaching section, and follow the instructions there for making payment.  I hope that folks will take advantage of this opportunity to learn this striking, but very playable piece.

I still have copies of all four of my books, "John Miller's Country Blues Guitar Collection", "The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt--The Rediscovery Years", "East Coast Fingerstyle Blues Guitar" and "Texas Fingerstyle Blues Guitar" for sale.  U. S. residents can purchase a signed copy of any of the books for $30.00 postpaid, and signed copies of any two of the books for $55.00.  Payment can be made in accordance with the procedure outlined at my website.

Thanks for your time and I wish you well in these trying times.

All best,
John

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Hi all,
I've started a new feature at my website called "Hidden Treasures" lessons.  These lessons feature songs which I feel have been insufficiently recognized or celebrated.  For the past several months I've had Bob Campbell's "Starvation Farm Blues" posted as the first Hidden Treasures lesson.  Today I posted Smoky Babe's "If I Had Listened To What My Mama Say", his unique version of "Catfish Blues" which he played in the virtually unheard of EADF#BE tuning (relatively speaking--he was tuned low).  The lesson includes a transcription of his recorded performance from beginning to end and thorough talk-throughs of each of his passes through the form.  Here is Smoky Babe's performance of "If I Had Listened To What My Mama Say":



Cost of the Hidden Treasures lessons is $40.00.  For more information or to see how to make payment, go to www.johnmillerguitar.com in the Teaching section.  I hope folks will take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to play this striking piece.  The special offer will remain available indefinitely.
All best,
Johnm 
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Hi all,
Just a mid-month reminder that Shirley Griffith's "River Line Blues" is the Song of the Month lesson at my website.  For more information on the lesson or to listen to the song, go two posts back in this thread.  Thanks for your time.
all best,
Johnm

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Ed Bell's "Mamlish Blues", Song of the Month lesson, June, 2020
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Hi all,
I wanted to let you know that the Song of the Month lesson for June, 2020 is Ed Bell's "Mamlish Blues", a beautifully conceived piece by that Alabama musician played in EAEGBE tuning.  Ed Bell's piece is put together like a Swiss watch, and is particularly fun to play.  Here is Ed Bell's rendition of "Mamlish Blues":



The lesson includes his intro, verse accompaniments and coda.  For the month of June, 2020, I am offering the lesson for $35.00, for which you'll receive the TAB transcription, saved as a .pdf, and separate talk-throughs of each section, saved as .mp3 files.  For more information on the lesson or to order it, go to my website, www.johnmillerguitar.com , in the Teaching section.  Thanks for your time.
All best,
Johnm

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Hi all,
I wanted to let you know that the Song of the Month lesson for July, 2020 at my website is Frank Hovington's "90 Going North", a terrific instrumental which he played in dropped-D tuning.  Frank Hovington lived much of his adult life in downstate Delaware, and was discovered there by John Fahey in the early '50s, when Fahey, who was on a fishing trip, saw Hovington playing guitar on his front porch and stopped by to hear him play.  Fahey was inspired to play guitar after hearing him, and after you hear this tune, I think you'll know why.  Here it is:



I have transcribed Frank Hovington's first three passes through his form, though the form is extremely variable in length, with the first pass fairly short and the second and third passes much longer.  For the month of July only, I am offering a lesson on "90 Gong North" which includes a TAB transcription and very thorough talk-throughs of the three passes on the transcription.  For more information or to order the lesson, go to my website, www.johnmillerguitar.com , in the Teaching section.

Thanks for your time, and I hope you are staying careful, safe and healthy in our current situation.

All best,
Johnm

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