Stefan Grossman: Show Me The Way To Go Home (DVD)

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Publisher: Omnibus Video
Artist: Stefan Grossman
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

It doesn't get more fun than the tunes on this lesson! If you're comfortable playing an alternating bass then these arrangements will help you expand your technique. We start with the popular children's ring game Green, Green Rocky Road played in a dropped D tuning. The playing is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk's classic arrangement but we add more left hand movements. In the key of C we explore two songs I learnt from Rev. Gary Davis. Little Boy, Little Boy Who Made Your Britches has direct lineage in Piedmont children's rhymes. There's a Table Sitting in Heaven is a beautiful melodic gospel tune.


We close our lesson with two humorous tunes made famous via Hollywood films. Show Me The Way To Go Home was the song sung in the film Jaws as the shark was closing in for the kill!
It was written in 1925 and is a standard pub and bar song throughout the English Isles and the USA. For our last arrangement we go further back in time with the 1907 instrumental The Teddy Bears' Picnic. In 1932 Jimmy Kennedy added lyrics and this has become a well loved tune known throughout the world. All the tunes taught in this lesson are great to play at home, picnics and get-togethers.

Published on: 10 October 2017
Catalogue No: GW1048