Wendy Holman was my first and only guitar teacher way back in the 70′s. Wendy gave me some pretty tough assignments which served to lift my playing to the next level.
I recall going to Wendy’s house eager to show off a new tune I had learned, Vestapol. Wendy took this tune and vamped it up, laid it down on a cassette tape for me to take home and learn by ear. This transcription is by no means a transcription of Wendy’s playing, but rather a transcription of my own (warts and all) as learned from Wendy’s playing, thus she deserves all the credit.
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Vestapol is a “train song” that has been around forever. It’s exact origins are not known, however Stefan Grossman claims that it was originally played by ladies in Boston parlours. This is quite a simple piece to play, but its fun and you can vamp to your heart’s content. Listen to the bell clang, the train whistle blow and the wheels jumping on the joints…..
Download the Tuxguitar tab for Vestapol