Free Licks/Blog/Performances

Here are some useful guitar licks and playing tips bHomespun owner/instructor Happy Traum and others. Homespun Performances are excerpts from lessons by some of our great artists that are worth listening to just for pleasure. Keep checking back as we'll be adding to them frequently. And 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. 

Del Rey Plays "Keep It Clean!"

Del Rey, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Steve James, plays the Charlie Jordan classic "Keep It Clean" in this excerpt from her Homespun lesson, "Blue Uke." Del is a sensational guitarist and uke-ist as well as a dynamic performer, as you'll see . 


Warren Bernhardt Plays "Autumn Leaves"

Warren Bernhardt is a masterful pianist who has played with too many legendary artists to count. In this short performance excerpt from his Homespun lesson You Can Play Jazz Piano: Lesson 1, his stunning ornamentation of this jazz standard demonstrates his artistry. 


Tom Rush: "No Regrets"

Tom Rush is an iconic songwriter and performer whose songs have endured for years. "No Regrets" is a fan favorite for good reason. Hear Rush perform this sublime song from his Homespun lesson "How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs." 


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