Rhythm In Your Riffs

Bob Brozman

Strums, Patterns, and Grooves for Acoustic Guitar

Bob Brozman's fascinating lesson will help acoustic guitarists of any style and genre look at the guitar in a whole new way. Bob explores the many aspects of rhythm guitar and what makes a good "groove." He helps you develop your coordination through a variety of drills, leading you in hand- and foot-tapping exercises so that accents, swing rhythm ... Read More

Rory Block in Concert

Rory Block
Experience the sensational blues artist Rory Block live in concert! Recorded in St. Louis' historic Sheldon Concert Hall, this DVD captures Rory's soulful singing, dazzling guitar technique and openhearted communication with her delighted audience. In a riveting 15-song set, Rory plays renditions of classic Mississippi blues by seminal masters such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, and Buddy Boy Hawkins ... Read More

Rory Block Teaches Classics Of Country Blues Guitar

Rory Block
W.C. Handy award-winner Rory Block is one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of Delta blues styles, and here she teaches the authentic techniques of the original blues masters -- the tunings, the right-hand pounding, the string bending, the complex fingerpicking, the syncopation -- breaking down and then performing her instrumental and vocal versions of eight timeless fingerstyle pieces in ... Read More

Roy Book Binder: Book's Blues Book - Book/Audio

Roy Book Binder

The Songs and Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangements of Roy Book Binder

Book's Blues Book and its accompanying online audio represent a comprehensive cross section of the traditional and original blues that have been delighting Roy's audiences and inspiring guitar players through the years. By working your way through the tablature, you'll learn to play these great songs in note-for-note detail and pick up many inspiring blues licks and ... Read More

Sitting On Top of the World

Toby Walker

A Country Blues Tune in Dropped D

“Sitting On Top of the World” has been played and sung many ways through the years, from its earliest string band rendition by the Mississippi Sheiks to versions by artists as diverse as Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Chet Atkins and innumerable others. There’s even a version by the heavy rock band Cream! This one, played and ... Read More

Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements

Chris Smither
Chris Smither's foot-tapping, high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected songs have kept him in the top ranks of singer/songwriters for four decades. On this DVD lesson he shows you how he uses his alternating thumb and syncopated two-finger picking, along with a variety of left hand techniques, to create the rhythmic drive and distinctive harmonies that distinguish his unique ... Read More

Slide Guitar for Blues - Lap Style - DVD 1

Bob Brozman

DVD One: The Basics and Beyond

Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments - a Weissenborn, a Dobro-type resophonic and a National steel - to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. His course in lap style slide guitar will open up exciting musical ideas and powerful techniques for anyone who wants to get into ... Read More

Slide Guitar for Blues - Lap Style - DVD 2

Bob Brozman

DVD Two: Advanced Techniques

Bob Brozman takes lap blues playing to the next level, going deeper, harder, and more intensely into the slide styles and techniques that make this such a powerful and compelling genre. Starting off in G tuning (you'll also learn open C and D minor), Bob concentrates on the deep blues "Delta notes." He runs through "sharpening" exercises using bar ... Read More

Slide Guitar for Blues - Lap Style - Two DVD Set

Bob Brozman

Two DVD Set

DVD ONE: Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments - a Dobro-type resophonic, a Weissenborn and a National steel - to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. His course in lap style slide guitar will open up exciting musical ideas and powerful techniques for anyone who wants to ... Read More

Slide Guitar For Rock and Blues

Roy Rogers
Learn to play the blistering guitar solos, churning rhythms and wiling slide sounds that have impressed Roy Rogers' fans worldwide. Roy has been called "a force to be reckoned with" (Guitar Player) and "an exceptionally articulate slide guitarist" (Rolling Stone). Now he teaches his award-winning style along with dynamic arrangements to several blues favorites. Roy covers all the essentials--how to ... Read More

St. James Infirmary Blues

Adam Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Lesson

The “Saint James Infirmary Blues,” also known as the “Gambler’s Blues,” is an eight-bar, minor blues New Orleans classic. It was originally made famous by Louis Armstrong but has since been performed by countless other blues, jazz, folk and rock artists. In this Homespun single-song lesson, guitarist Adam Traum discovers some suprising ways to make this great song ... Read More

Take A Solo!

Toby Walker

The Secrets to Blues and Country Guitar Improvisation

A blues or country guitarist creates a great solo, spinning single-string notes seemingly out of nowhere, thrilling the audience and getting nods of approval from fellow musicians. How does this happen? How do you even start figuring out which notes to play in the midst of a song or jam session?  Toby Walker has the perfect key to unlocking ... Read More
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