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Welcome to Our Free Licks + Happy Traum's Blog!

We're pleased to offer these useful guitar licks and tips bHomespun owner/instructor Happy Traum and others. We hope these will keep your fingers busy and give you some inspiration and add excitement to your day. Keep checking back for new entries.

In addition, take a look at Happy's Blog. He has had a fascinating journey through more than six decades of playing, writing and studying about American folk music, and he has quite a few stories to tell. Again, he'll be making regular entries into this blog, so come back to it from time to time and see what he has to say.

Finally, we've just added Homespun Performances, which are excerpts from our lessons that are worth just listening to. Our instructors are world-class players and we hope these give you pleasure. Keep checking back as we'll be adding to them frequently.

Doc Watson Plays "Little Sadie"

This is one of our favorite Doc Watson songs, the old traditional mountain ballad "Little Sadie." On this video lesson, Doc sits down with Steve Kaufman, a top-notch flatpicker in his own right, and shows how he plays some of his most beloved songs and instrumentals. He and Steve trade licks and play duets, and Doc slows his playing down so that you will be able to follow along as you learn to play these fabulous tunes. 

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