¥In this video lesson, Pat presents the guitar arrangements of three great Jazz compositions: "Stormy Weather", "St. Louis Blues" and "You Rascal You". Pat explains theme and secret of improvisasion of each arrangement particularly, plainly and carefully. Pat's playing is so wonderful that Chet Atkins praised of him. Archival footage is included that features a Duke Elington performing Stormy Weather with Ivie Anderson from 1943; Bessie Smith singing "St. Louis Blues" from a rare 1929 film short and Louis Armstrong in 1942 doing "You Rascal You".
Titles include: Stormy Weather, St. Louis Blues and You Rascal You.
¥In this second lesson, Pat Donohue presents three exciting fingerstyle guitar arrangements. "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Georgia On My Mind" are well-known standard numbers whose melodies are beautiful. Big Blind Blusey is his popular original song whose melody and walking bass is played at once. Pat explains theme and secret of improvisasion of each arrangement particularly, plainly and carefully. Archival footage is included that features a 1941 film of Fats Waller performing "Ain't Misbehavin'" and Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson playing a piano boogie duet from 1942.
Titles include: Ain't Misbehavin', Big Blind Bluesy and Geofia On My Mind.