Get Started On Bottleneck Slide Guitar

Toby Walker

Easy Steps to Success

If you've always wanted to play bottleneck slide guitar, this lesson shows you how it can be done in the easiest and fastest possible way. Toby Walker's introduction is perfect for fingerstyle players who want to put real power in their picking. You'll learn all the fundamentals: what kind of a slide to use, which finger to ... Read More

Great Electric Guitar Lessons

Ray Flacke, Roy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Wariner, Jim Weider, Ray Benson, Adam Traum

Blues, Slide, Country and Old Fashioned Rock 'n' Roll

For the past half-century the electric guitar has been woven into the fabric of American roots music, and its power and allure still make it our most popular musical instrument.  The instruction on this rich compilation covers a wide range of musical applications for the electric guitar, taught by some of the top guitar players in their respective genres ... Read More

Guitar "Licks-Ercises"

Toby Walker

Turn Powerful Fretboard Exercises Into an Arsenal of Blues, Country and Swing Guitar Licks

This encyclopedia of  “exercises disguised as licks” might be the coolest, most user-friendly DVD lesson you’ve ever worked with. Toby Walker has put together dozens of fretboard drills that lead you into phrases for blues, country, swing and boogie-woogie guitar tunes. Do the exercises, then apply the licks in real-life musical situations and really play! Toby’s foundational drills will help ... Read More

Happy Traum's Basic Guitar Lessons, Omnibus edition

Happy Traum
This best-selling series of four books, published for the first time in one volume, teaches note reading, music theory and guitar technique in a clear, progressive program. It can be used by the student alone or along with a music teacher, and features duets, quizzes, exercises, illustrations, reviews and dozens of musical pieces. For both finger and pick styles. (Accompanying ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar Book-CD

Happy Traum
You only have to know the basic chords to get started playing fingerstyle blues guitar! Happy Traum's user-friendly lesson starts with a play-along explanation of the basic 12-bar blues form in the key of E, and then it's right into your first song. You'll gradually learn turnarounds, fills, runs, bass rhythms and "boogie woogie" walking basses and ... Read More

Harmonica Power! - DVD One

Norton Buffalo

Norton Buffalo's Bag Of Tricks

"Norton plays the harmonica with a virtuosity that has widened eyes and opened mouths throughout the music industry. No one else who puts tongue to reed can touch him." --San Francisco Chronicle This lively and comprehensive course by a world-class player and teacher reveals Norton Buffalo's "bag of tricks," a wealth of important information that will give your harmonica ... Read More

Harmonica Power! - DVD Two

Norton Buffalo

Norton Buffalo's Blues Techniques

Play the blues from your heart" is great advice, but you've got to have chops and skill to be able to lay it all down. Join this harmonica master as he shares invaluable advice and passes on his formidable techniques to learning players. Norton Buffalo shows you everything you need to become a real blues harp player. He details ... Read More

Harmonica Power! - Two DVD Set

Norton Buffalo
Here's Norton Buffalo's blueprint for building harp technique, regardless of the style you play! This lively, comprehensive course will improve your skills, build power and stamina, and give your playing depth and excitement. Review: "Norton plays the harmonica with a virtuosity that has widened eyes and opened mouths throughout the music industry. No one else who puts tongue ... Read More

Hooked On The Blues

Hans Theessink

Soulful Songs and Powerful Techniques From a Master Bluesman

Dazzling! Armed with a smokin' repertoire, he breathes new life into acoustic blues." -Guitar Player Magazine Blues fans and players worldwide have embraced the haunting, soulful sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Hans Theessink, a masterful player, singer and performer, teaches the powerful guitar styles that he learned first-hand from traditional players in the American South. Hans' passion for the blues ... Read More

How To Improvise Great Blues Solos With Just a Few Notes

Toby Walker

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

“You don’t have to play a bazillion notes to sound really good. B. B. King could tear the house down with two or three notes.” - Toby Walker Every guitarist wants to be able to improvise an ear-catching solo in a blues jam and really say something. This lesson is as good a place to start as you’ll find anywhere ... Read More

Innovative Arrangements for American Blues - Roots Guitar

Geoff Muldaur
Legendary singer and guitarist Geoff Muldaur has chosen six gospel and blues arrangements that are filled with ideas, techniques and wonderful songs to add to your repertoire. They include two traditional gospel songs: "Just a Little While to Stay Here," based on a New Orleans funeral march in dropped D tuning; the soulful "Trouble Soon Be Over" in open G ... Read More

"In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" - A Blues Classic

Happy Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

This classic blues song, originally played on piano and sung by the great Leroy Carr, has been recorded by everyone from Ray Charles to Nina Simone. There's even a wonderful version on banjo by Pete Seeger. It’s one of the most evocative and beautiful blues tunes ever written. Happy Traum’s version is based on both Big Bill Broonzy’s amazing late ... Read More
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