Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) 1941 - 2019
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our friend, the brilliant New Orleans piano player, guitarist and singer Mac Rebennack. Although he was internationally revered for his flamboyant persona and unsurpassed musicianship, Mac was exceedingly proud of the instructional audio and video lessons he made for Homespun. We mourn the loss of this amazing musician along with everyone who loves traditional blues, jazz, funk, zydeco and everything else that fits into the gumbo of Dr. John's marvelous music.
NEW! Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar
In his first lesson for Homespun, the excellent German fingerstyle blues artist Rainer Brunn teaches five classic numbers that will bolster your repertoire and expand your arsenal of licks. Rainer brings his formidable chops to this carefully organized and articulately-taught video.
"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.
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.
Putting the "Blues" into "Bluegrass!"
Steve Kaufman, Homespun’s most prolific and popular flatpick guitar instructor, brings his masterful skills to an engaging and user-friendly collection of twelve “bluesy” bluegrass standards that will serve any intermediate-level picker well in a jam, practice session or performance.