Welcome to Homespun!
This website offers more than 600 lessons in a variety of roots music styles taught by top performing artists. Although most of our products are still available as physical DVDs and CDs, the medium of choice is now our download/streaming service. You can instantly access our complete library, purchase on line and work with these jam-packed lessons on your favorite computer or mobile device. Learning and improving musical skills has never been easier or more affordable.
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Happy and Jane Traum and the Homespun Team
NEW RELEASE: Big Bill's "Glory of Love"
Big Bill transformed “Glory of Love,” a widely-known 1930s-era pop standard, into a bluesy fingerpicking show-piece. It's fun to play and incorporates licks and techniques that can be applied to many other songs. As usual, Happy's instruction is easy to follow, making this song a pleasure to learn.
New! "Take the Lead" for Easy Soloing by Adam Traum
Learning guitarists: If you know your basic guitar chords and now want to start picking out melodic solos, you’ll love Adam Traum’s new course! Using familiar folk and bluegrass classics as examples, Adam shows in clear, simple instruction how to build single-string melodies and, eventually, have the tools to start improvising lead breaks.
NEW! Play Blues in "A" Several Ways!
On this enthralling, user-friendly lesson, the great fingerpicking blues artist Mary Flower gives early/intermediate guitarists the tools for developing easy but effective solos in the key of A. She teaches a variety of interchangeable parts, so you and another player can trade licks, or you can simply use them yourself in an improvised solo.
New! Basic Mandolin for Guitar Players
Guitarist Adam Traum casually picked up the mandolin to bring to jam sessions, since there are usually more than enough guitars to go around. From that start he gained a love and respect for the mandolin’s widely expressive range, and he explores the instrument here from a guitar player’s perspective.
Re-released! How To Play Lead Acoustic Guitar
This may be one of the best lessons we have ever produced for acoustic guitar! The late Artie Traum accompanied dozens of top performers in his long professional career, including many well-known singer/songwriters, and on this unique video he shows you how he used his skills to highlight and enhance any song.
Learn from an Irish Music Icon!
Singer, songwriter, guitarist Paul Brady is among Ireland's most renowned artists. On this fabulous DVD he teaches both traditional tunes ("Arthur McBride" and "Lakes of Ponchartrain,") as well as originals that demonstrate his tunings, chord voicings and the driving rhythms he achieves with his flatpick-and-fingers approach.