John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

Sep 23 2015

John Renbourn – Folk, Blues And Beyond

In this lesson, John Renbourn presents a wide variety of fingerstyle arrangements from traditional ballads to country blues, from a Booker T. & the MGs rock instrumental to the church hymn Abide With Me. All receive the special touches of John’s unique playing, and are explained in detail with the help of split-screen video techniques that allow the student to clearly see and study what each hand is doing. The title captures the essence of all these players, but it is also a tribute to Davey Graham, as the title is taken from one of his ground breaking album....

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Fred Sokolow – Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Aug 30 2015

Fred Sokolow – Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this DVD shows how it’s done on electric and acoustic, as a soloist or with a group. Using classic blues tunes Little Red Rooster; Sittin’ on Top of the World; Reconsider Baby; The Sky Is Crying; Farther On Up The Road; and One Way Out, Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of some of the greatest bluesman: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Duane Allman. Fred offers instruction in: 1)Solos, backup licks, turnarounds and fills in three tunings – open G,...

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Tim Sparks – Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues

Aug 27 2015

Tim Sparks – Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues

Virtuoso acoustic wizard and fingerstyle master, Tim Sparks presents Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues, an insightful exploration of Early Americana Roots music and intensive fingerstyle study program for intermediate and advanced students. Fingerstyle Roots, Rags & Blues covers Delta Blues, Country Gospel, New Orleans, Ragtime, Early Jazz and the most amazing version of “The Mississippi Blues” that we’ve ever seen performed or heard here. The tunes in this collection evoke a time when American Roots music crystallized and was transformed by the effects of recordings and radio. Some of these selections were written for guitar, others are adaptations from...

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Steve Kaufman – Learning to Flatpick

Aug 23 2015

Steve Kaufman – Learning to Flatpick

Steve Kaufman’s comprehensive three-DVD course in bluegrass flatpicking takes you from “Picking 101” through advanced techniques that will enable you to hold your own in any band or jam session. On DVD #1, From the Beginning, you’ll learn a variety of essential flatpicking skills: proper pick grip, down-up strokes, rhythmic strumming and song accompaniment. Only a few minutes into the first lesson you’ll be starting to pick easy versions of well-known fiddle tunes. By DVD #2, Building Bluegrass Technique, you’ll have built a “runs vocabulary” and learned to crosspick, move up the neck, play bass runs and construct hot...

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The Guitar Of Chet Atkins

Aug 21 2015

The Guitar Of Chet Atkins

This DVD offers you something unique and powerful guitar lesson taught by CGP (Certified Guitar Player) Chet Atkins. Addressing intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists, Chet performs and describes in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his classic arrangements. Split-screen techniques allow you to carefully study both his left and right hand movements. Your teacher for this lesson is one of the foremost fingerstyle guitar masters in the history of the guitar. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Song List: Maybelle Petite Waltz Happy Again Londonderry Aire When You...

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Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

Aug 01 2015

Stefan Grossman – Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

This two DVD set is for beginner and intermediate guitarists who want to start fingerpicking. Rev. Gary Davis used to tell his students that playing the guitar was easy. He would say that a piano player has only two hands (the left keeps an alternating bass while the right plays a melody) but a guitarist has three hands! Our right hand thumb is one hand and plays the bass figures while our index finger is our second hand and plays the melody. Our third hand is our left hand which fingers chords. The results produce a full and orchestrated...

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Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Jul 10 2015

Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Here’s a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their “natural dexterity” for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand’s in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. “Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear,” says Hand, “you only need to tap into this source.” By learning the essentials of good playing, such as posture, relaxation, fingernail shaping and the correct application of the free stroke and rest stroke, you will quickly...

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Tony Rice – Master class: Up Close and Personal with a Guitar Great

Jun 19 2015

Tony Rice – Master class: Up Close and Personal with a Guitar Great

On this extraordinary DVD, Tony Rice shares more of the songs, instrumentals and picking techniques that have made him an iconic figure on the acoustic guitar scene for nearly four decades. Starting with Shady Grove, as played with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia on “The Pizza Tapes,” Tony brings back guitar arrangements from various phases in his long career. He explores classics such as I Don’t Want Your Mandolins Mister (“Tone Poems”), Church Street Blues (“Blake & Rice”), and More Pretty Girls Than One (“Skaggs & Rice”). Tony pays homage to the Carter Family on The Storms are on...

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Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

Jun 14 2015

Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Blues Guitar

This 82 minute dvd is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White. Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide. Playing in Open G (Spanish) and Open D (Vestapol) tunings are explored. Stefan Grossman has been devoted to blues guitar in every form since the early sixties and has probably delved more deeply into the form than just about anybody on the planet. As for this DVD, it...

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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

May 28 2015

Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar Vol. 3 – Repertoire

Brozman digs deeper into the bottleneck blues repertoire with this exploration of major and minor keys in open and standard tunings. He covers traditional styles of Bukka White, Tampa Red, Charlie Patton and other Delta masters. Songs: “Old Dog Blues,” “Jitterbug Swing,” “Denver Blues,” “Cypress Grove,” “Telegram Blues,” “Pony Blues,” more. If you’re new to bottleneck playing, I’d recommend starting with disc one in the series. It will give you the bedrock basic techniques that are used extensively in these more advanced lessons. These discs provide additional techniques and licks that can be mixed and matched to play or...

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