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Thread #146932 Message #3404065
Posted By: GUEST,gillymor
13-Sep-12 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Better than John Fahey?
Subject: RE: Better than John Fahey?
Fahey is a sort of touchstone for me. I learned a bunch of his early shorter pieces when I was first starting to play and it helped me get to the next level. When I get frustrated or bored with stuff I'm working on I go back to Take a Look at that Baby, Spanish Two-Step, I'm Going to do All I Can For My Lord, Poor Boy, In Christ...etc. and play them in that straight forward, deliberate manner that he favored and I found so appealing.
Somebody used the word "disjointed" and I think it does describe his later, longer pieces some of which could be pretty boring, to me.