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 FOR DOWNLOAD! 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.
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.
Newly Released From Our Archives!
This terrific lesson in fingerstyle blues guitar features blues great Rory Block breaking down her award-winning strumming, pounding and fingerstyle blues techniques. She transmits the power of Delta blues with clarity, deep respect for the original artists and an obvious love of her material.
A Bluegrass Treasure Just Released!
Rare archival concert footage of a truly historic occasion. In November 1994, some of America's top bluegrass musicians came together to celebrate the life and work of the popular banjo player Don Stover. The artists, all close friends and admirers of Don, created an evening of unsurpassed joy and musicianship.
Rare! From Levon Helm and The Band!
In this unique session, the Arkansas native shares his unique ideas on drumming, time-keeping, and the history of blues and rock ’n’ roll. Levon and The Band demonstrate country blues and Band tunes with performances staged specifically for this DVD.
Explore the Guitar With the Great Keb' Mo'!
Keb' Mo' expertly accompanies his distinctively soulful songs with folk/blues fingerpicking, swampy slide licks, contemporary pop chords and a touch of jazz. He teaches seven arrangements that will satisfy both early-intermediate and advanced players alike.