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Lesson notes

The Last Steam Engine Train has been a popular, and challenging instrumental piece for guitar players for nearly 50 years now. John Fahey wrote it and recorded it in the early 1960s for his album The Dance Of Death And Other Plantation Favorites. A few years later it was rearranged and covered by Leo Kottke for his Greenhouse album. This lesson goes over Fahey’s version, paying particular attention to creating your own variations. There is also an attachment included with text taken from the tab book ‘The Best Of John Fahey’, that gives us a bit of insight into this important, if not eccentric and possibly troubled, individual who added a great deal to our musical universe.