Lesson Plan

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Lesson notes

After many years of wrestling with the best way to approach a lesson on Davey Graham’s classic acoustic masterpiece Angi, I finally found a path that I think will work.

In this lesson we start at the beginning, the way Davey (Davy at the time) recorded it on his 1961 EP with Alexis Korner, 3/4 A.D.

Most people play this with lots of variations and improvising but this lesson starts with the basic techniques needed to play the three sections Davey laid out, all of which are pretty basic. Some of the challenges include the pounding, muted bass, a la Big Bill Broonzy, and the syncopation in Section C, where it is very easy to lose track of the beats.