Watch the A Few Bowls Turkish 1 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Post-Modern Fingerstyle Blues
This is an original arrangement of a piece composed by Naftule Brandwein, a klezmer musician who found his way to the U.S. by way of Turkey. Its appeal to both player and listener is in its eclecticism. The arrangement is true to the song's definitively Jewish sound but also draws heavily on the blues, on Middle Eastern harmonies, and on left-of-center jazz harmony. This is what progressive, post-modern music is all about - soulful sounds that draw on global influences but are at home anywhere in the world.