Play Bluegrass Banjo By Ear

Bill Keith
This lesson in basic music theory for five-string banjo conveys an understanding of the instrument that will open up vast possibilities for all players. Although designed for beginners, the material on this lesson will also benefit more experienced pickers who want to fully understand the banjo fretboard. Bill Keith teaches invaluable techniques for finding the notes in any position on ... Read More

Practicing and Performing

Daniel Abrams

A Pianist's Guide

Practice for results and perform with confidence! World-renowned concert pianist and composer Daniel Abrams shows players of all levels and styles how to get maximum results from minimum time spent at the keyboard. Relaxation, inspiration, breathing, focus, attitude and interpretation are covered, as well as more traditional topics like phrasing, scales, wrist action, pedaling and understanding chords. You'll learn ... Read More

Put Your Hands on the Piano and Play!

Daniel Abrams

A Beginner's Guide to Piano and Musicianship!

Even if you've never touched a keyboard, you'll be playing piano before the first hour of this wonderful course is over. By the end of these six lessons you'll have started playing in classical, blues and pop styles, and will have learned the basics of note reading, rhythmic training, phrasing, dynamics and the ear training necessary to ... Read More

Rainer's Blues Picking School

Rainer Brunn

A Complete Method To Get You Started

This course is different than anything that we have offered before, and we know that all aspiring blues pickers will love it. Rainer Brunn, one of Homespun’s most popular instructors, has developed this course of study based on his love of traditional American blues guitar styles as well as his long experience as a guitar educator. We are proud to ... Read More

Right Hand Training for Fingerstyle Guitar

Josh Yenne

Methodical Exercises For Your Picking Hand

Having good picking-hand technique is an indispensable tool for all acoustic guitar players. Its proper use can create beautiful accompaniments and ear catching instrumental solos. Josh Yenne’s training session provides aspiring guitarists with a solid fingerstyle foundation that opens up all kinds of exciting possibilities. It can be used by beginning players or by those who are more experienced and ... Read More

Seven Great Ukulele Lessons

Steve Einhorn, Kate Power, Del Rey, Bob Brozman, Jim Beloff Ledward Kaapana
The renewed popularity of the “mighty uke” has swept the world in recent years and Homespun has been right there with instruction from some of the best players and teachers in the business. This DVD compilation takes a learning ukulele player from the easiest beginner’s songs to advanced strumming, picking and chord work. You’ll learn to play songs ranging from ... Read More

Singing! Basic Vocal Technique

Penny Nichols
This course will benefit anyone who likes to sing! Whether it's rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, pop or show tunes, these lessons are guaranteed to increase your vocal range, tone, power and stamina. Through essential relaxation and warm-up exercises, Penny Nichols helps you to develop breath control, articulation, volume and projection. You'll improve your ear as well as ... Read More

SmartStart Guitar

Jessica Baron
Here's a new approach to guitar lessons for kids that is fun and easy! The guitar is tuned to a special open chord ("SmartStart Tuning"), so your child can immediately make a pleasing, musical sound simply by strumming across the strings. By learning a few simple chord positions ("Easy D," "Easy C" etc.) combined with strums and rhythms a ... Read More

Smart Start Guitar Book/CD

Jessica Baron

A fun, easy approach to beginning guitar for kids

Take the Lead! Easy Steps to Begin Creating Guitar Solos

Adam Traum
Learning guitarists: Do you know your basic guitar chords but want to take your playing to a new level by picking out melodic solos?  If so, 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 ... Read More

Tex-Mex Accordion

Flaco Jimenez, Tim Alexander
Flaco Jimenez and Tim Alexander show you how to play the main dance forms of this lively music from the border country in note-for-note detail on G-C-F three-row accordions. Even complete beginners will soon master these popular tunes: "La Napolera," "La Piedrera," "Atotonilco," "Viva Seguin," "La Tuna," "La Paloma" and "Flor Marchita." You'll learn the importance of grace notes ... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar Method

David Hamburger
Homespun and String Letter Press, the publishers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, have joined forces to create a video version of String Letter's best-selling guitar instruction book. This clearly organized, carefully graded set of lessons by popular guitarist and author David Hamburger teaches beginners to play guitar using the techniques and songs of American roots music. Video 1 covers all ... Read More
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