Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
This record must be the dream of any music lover!!
This had been the debut by German band Hoelderlin (here still spelled with an "umlaut") and actually what an amazing one it was. Actually it should be considered as one of the most stunning first works by a band ever presented whereas usually it used to be rather underestimated. I've seen it rated with 9/15 on a German Prog site for example. Some people are comparing it with the style of some country fellow bands like Emtidi, Bröselmaschine or Witthüser & Westrupp (musicians of the latter two guested here actually) which is only valid in some way with the difference that this album had been far superior to anything those bands ever released. The music they presented here was a lot different from the more classic Prog style they revealed on their later (also very good) albums.
Happy Traum's long association with Bob Dylan makes him the perfect instructor to teach these seven fingerstyle arrangements of Dylan favorites. The detailed, in-depth lessons are designed for both early intermediate and more experienced players who will gain important guitar technique along with first-hand historical insights. Songs: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right · Blowin' in the Wind · I'll Be Your Baby Tonight · I Pity the Poor Immigrant · Buckets of Rain · Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You · Farewell.
Happy teaches five basic fingerpicking tunes that should be in every guitarists repertoire. He starts with the basics, then teaches essentials of the style: hammer-ons, pull-offs, bass runs, jump notes, walk-ups and other important techniques.