Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - DVD 2

Bob Carlin

Lesson Two: Intermediate Level

Bob Carlin explores the intricacies of old-time clawhammer banjo for players ready to move beyond the basics. He presents a variety of classic tunes and techniques, each broken down in careful detail and enhanced by Bob's tried-and-true playing tips and advice. Bob kicks off the lesson with an analysis of drop-thumb, applying this and other previously learned skills to ... Read More

Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - Two-DVD set

Bob Carlin
Grab your five-string banjo and get ready to frail! Bob Carlin builds technique from the ground up, covering all the chords, scales, tunings, right-hand essentials and other basics needed to get the real old-time sound. Read More

Learn to Play Old-Time Fiddle - DVD 1

Brad Leftwich

Lesson One

Learn to play fiddle in the real old-time style with this lesson in traditional downbow fiddling. Brad Leftwich shows how to produce the flowing, rhythmic sound that has delighted square dancers and music lovers for generations. He teaches tunings, drone strings and double stops, simple variations and several specific bow licks, including short and long saw-strokes and the shuffle. Brad ... Read More

Learn To Play Old-Time Fiddle- DVD 2

Brad Leftwich

Lesson Two

Here are more great tunes and techniques from one of the foremost old-time fiddlers in the United States. Aimed at "advanced intermediate" players, Brad includes a brief review of the basic licks taught in his first lesson before quickly moving on to more advanced bowing patterns. You'll learn the "Tommy," "Melvin" and "Benton" licks (named in honor of master ... Read More

Learn To Play Old-Time Fiddle Two-DVD Set

Brad Leftwich
Learn the secrets to playing fiddle in the real old-time style. On these two lessons, Brad Leftwich teaches the fundamentals of traditional "downbow" fiddling. His unique method helps you learn how to produce the flowing, rhythmic sound that has delighted square dancers and music lovers for generations. Drawing on a lifetime of listening to, learning from, and playing with older ... Read More

Learn To Play Waltzes

Steve Kaufman

Essential Instrumentals for Flatpickers

Add the stunning beauty of the waltz to your repertoire of flatpicked guitar instrumentals. Steve Kaufman plays and teaches five compelling pieces, showing you how to play them up-close and in careful detail. This lesson will delight learning guitarists, from easy intermediate to advanced level players. Steve demonstrates each tune in its simplest form, with a measure-by-measure explanation of how ... Read More

Mandolin Hymns

Butch Baldassari
Learn to play Butch Baldassari's renditions of fifteen stirring and uplifting traditional hymns by following along with the music and tablature. The CD features Butch Baldassari on mandolin, mandola and octave mandolin, accompanied by some of the luminaries of the Nashville bluegrass scene. Fiddlers Stuart Duncan, Aubry Haynie and Andrea Zonn, guitarist Robert Bowlin, bassists Dennis Crouch and Mike ... Read More

Mandolin Licks-ercises

Dix Bruce

Licks, Tunes and Exercises for Beginning and Intermediate Players

Improving your mandolin technique does not have to employ mind-numbing drills and exercises. Dix Bruce shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings and complete tunes that will hone your skills so that even near-beginners can use them in real-life playing situations.  Dix’s well thought-out, step-by-step method uses our trademark Licks-ercises concept. Starting with simple “call and response” phrases, he outlines ... Read More

Mandolin Tunes for Practice and Repertoire

Butch Baldassari
One of Nashville's finest players has put together a sampling of twenty-five of his favorite tunes for mandolin. These terrific pieces will help you build a rich repertoire of dance tunes, Celtic melodies, waltzes, airs and even a blues. They have been specifically designed to develop your technique and skill level on the instrument, as well as to provide ... Read More

Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camp - Back to Basics

Mark O'Connor
Take a center seat in Mark O'Connor's exciting "Back To Basics" class (filmed at his popular annual Fiddle Camp). Mark points out items of stylistic and technical importance and helps you develop your ear. You'll master a wide variety of basic fiddle techniques, and learn to play three tunes in phrase-by-phrase detail by the end of this ... Read More

Mastering Bluegrass Guitar

Russ Barenberg

For Intermediate and Advanced Flatpickers

If you have always wanted to play the hot licks and impressive solos of the great bluegrass guitar players, then this exciting series of lessons is for you. Russ Barenberg gives flatpickers new challenges and classic tunes to play. Best of all, when it's time to step up and play a solo in a jam session or performance situation ... Read More

Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques - DVD 1

Nancy Blake, Norman Blake

Songs, Instrumentals and Styles

This DVD is a boon to all players who want to explore country flatpicking and the smooth, uncluttered Norman Blake guitar style. In his clear and concise way, Norman covers the basics of his technique so that even near-beginners will gain the important skills necessary to play in this style. You'll learn alternating strokes, rolls, crosspicking, single string/rhythm ... Read More
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