Acoustic Blues Guitar - A Beginner's Guide

Happy Traum
Learn to play in the styles of great country bluesmen such as Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and countless others! Happy starts with the assumption that you know nothing at all about playing blues, and all the basics are covered for novice players. The lessons progress very quickly, though, so that before the first CD is finished ... Read More
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A Crash Course in Open Tunings for Guitar

Mary Flower
You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately. An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals for each ... Read More
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An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar

Roy Book Binder
The inestimable Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. This time around he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching the essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy starts his lesson with an exploration of ... Read More
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Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Do That Guitar Rag

Woody Mann
In "Do That Guitar Rag," Woody Mann teaches the sounds and techniques of the classic ragtime blues guitar style. Inspired by the early masters such as Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, and Blind Boy Fuller, Woody has written original tunes that break down the complexities of the music into clear and playable instrumentals. Working in standard tuning ... Read More
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Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Early Roots

Woody Mann
"Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar – Early Roots" teaches the song forms and techniques of early American folk and blues guitar styles.  Acclaimed blues performer and educator Woody Mann teaches five blues songs based on the playing of such originators as Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Scrapper Blackwell, and Tommy Johnson. Written for the near beginner to ... Read More
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Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Handful of Riffs

Woody Mann
In Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Handful of Riffs Woody Mann teaches five repertoire building songs arranged for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist.  Inspired by Woody's favorite traditional blues tunes, these easy to follow arrangements teach a variety of acoustic blues styles and sounds. Each song spotlights a specific technique for developing fingerpicking skills, rhythmic grooves and dynamics in your ... Read More
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Beefsteak When I'm Hungry - Single Song Download

Toby Walker

Blues in E by James "Son" Thomas

As his many fans and students have learned, Toby Walker has a solid command of all aspects of blues fingerpicking - and he knows how to teach it, too. In this lesson he explores a song that he learned personally from the Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer James "Son" Thomas.  "Beefsteak When I'm Hungry" is a funky blues in ... Read More
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Blues and Roots Guitar 3-DVD Value Pack

Steve James, Hans Theessink, Geoff Muldaur

Learn From Three Masters of Blues/Roots Guitar!

This package introduces you to the artistry and fabulous instruction of three of our greatest roots/blues guitar players at a fantastic price. The songs, guitar techniques and deep knowledge that each of these musicians impart will open new doors in your playing, musicianship and overall knowledge of our musical traditions. Steve James is known for his mastery of old-time ... Read More
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Blues By The Book - DVD 1

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson One

If you're ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style "some tricks about playing the guitar," but don't let his laconic delivery fool you. By the ... Read More
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Blues By The Book - DVD 2

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson Two

Roy Book Binder's back again! This time, his in-depth exploration of blues techniques concentrates on chords and positions needed to play in the essential key of A. With his trademark wit and good humor, Roy encourages you to take his "book of tricks" and incorporate them into your own playing to build repertoire and arrangements in traditional fingerpicking style ... Read More
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Blues By The Book - Two-DVD Set

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues

Roy Book Binder modestly asserts that he's just showing you "some tricks about playing the guitar" here. Well, Roy's humble, that's sure, but by the end of these two videos you will have mastered a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques and be ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, which is what "Book" had in ... Read More
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Blues Fingerpicking Freedom - DVD One

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself From the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

Guitarists: There’s life after TAB!  Break your dependence on the printed page and become a freer and more creative blues and fingerpicking guitarist. This DVD will help you truly put the "play" into your  playing! Toby Walker is a clear and compelling communicator with years of teaching experience. His lesson is perfect if you want to express yourself and ... Read More
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