Welcome to this edition of Fingerstyle Monthly.
Have you hear the old song about Boney Fingers? It has a great line in it that says something like" work your fingers to the bone and what do you get? Boney Fingers!"
I've been feeling a little bit like that recently, but I think that you'll be pleased with the results.
For starters, I'm planning on giving an online monthly beginners lesson. I'm currently trying to figure out which webinar service (skype, etc...) to use.
I want something that will allow as many people to participate as possible, as inexpensively as possible.
In the same vein, I'll begin to give online, webinar type lessons within the next month or so. I intend to keep the enrollment for these intermediate level lessons small.
Four to five people.
This will allow me to show you the song that the lesson is based on and to answer any questions that you might have. The first song will be my arrangement of Ain't Misbehavin'. You can see me playing my arrangement here.
If lessons in this format are well received, I'll do more of them. I have some great tunes to share with you.
Work is underway on a page looking at fingerstyle acoustic blues players, both historical and contemporary players. As was mentioned a couple of issues back, I was able to arrange an interview with Scott Ainslie. That interview will be ready for publication in the very near future.
I've also had the good fortune of having Ernie Hawkins agree to do an interview.
Like Scott, Ernie is a superb musician and teacher. He studied extensively with Rev. Gary Davis. Besides his own unique voice, Ernie and is one of the best teachers of the Davis style.
Those are the goals and projects that you can expect to see in the very near future. I hope that you will find them to be just as exciting as I do.
If you're interested in the Ain't Misbehavin' class drop me an email and reserve a spot. And as always, feel free to contact me with any other questions that you might have
See you next month!
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