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New! Rainer's Blues Picking School
Learn Three Iconic Richard Thompson Songs!
Zak Hobbs has been studying his grandfather’s songs and instrumentals all his life, and he helps players at all levels dissect the intricacies of Richard Thompson’s acoustic style. You'll learn, in detail, Beeswing, Valerie, and the hugely popular 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
"A Six-Pack of Tony Rice Licks"
Tony Rice’s unique style has intrigued bluegrass flatpickers for decades, and his lightning-fast licks have influenced generations of aspiring guitarists. Continuing his popular “Six Pack” series, Josh Yenne methodically breaks down six of Tony’s classic licks in a way that’s easy to learn and to play along with.
"Will The Circle Be Unbroken" Two Ways!
Just about everyone knows this great old country/gospel song. Here's a double lesson on how to play it in two different styles: Maybelle Carter's thumb lead and Merle Travis' alternating bass fingerpicking. Great for early intermediate pickers.
Rainer Brunn's "Four Songs by Blind Blake!"
Learning the songs of Blind Blake is a challenge even for the most experienced country blues pickers, but guitarist/teacher Rainer Brunn breaks these down in a way that makes them accessible to any intermediate fingerstyle guitarist.
Newly Released! Bluegrass Practice Session
Get your chops together and get ready for your next jam session! Four veteran musicians provide solid back-up tracks for ten standard fiddle tunes. Whatever instrument you play, Bill Keith (banjo), Happy Traum (guitar), Larry Campbell (Mandolin), and Molly Mason (bass) will accompany you, playing each tune several times through in both slowed-down and up-to-tempo versions.