Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 1

Rainer Brunn

Five Classics for Fingerstyle Guitarists

In his first lesson for Homespun, the excellent German fingerstyle blues artist Rainer Brunn teaches five classic numbers that will bolster your repertoire and expand your arsenal of licks. We’re proud to introduce him to a new audience as he brings his formidable chops to this carefully organized and articulately-taught video. Rainer opens the lesson with Keep It Clean, a ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 3

Rainer Brunn

Four Songs by Blind Blake

Blind Blake was a fingerstyle blues and ragtime guitarist of unparalleled virtuosity and musical dexterity, a hugely influential force on both his contemporaries (including Rev. Gary Davis) and a large cohort of acoustic blues and ragtime revivalist players. Learning the songs of Blind Blake is a challenge even for the most experienced country blues pickers, but guitarist/teacher Rainer Brunn ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 4

Rainer Brunn

Five Songs in Open D Tuning

Rainer Brunn has delivered another beautifully detailed lesson that will thrill and inspire all fingerpicking players. This time, he teaches five songs in open D. As in all of Rainer’s lessons, his setlist of songs is nuanced and musically creative. In his hands, the open tuning brings ringing strings, rich textures and the always-powerful alternating bass rhythm. Rainer starts off ... Read More

John Sebastian DVD + Harmonica Package Special

John Sebastian

DVD plus Key of C harmonica

One of the most popular harmonica players of our time will have beginners blowin' the blues in the first minutes of this DVD. And with this package you get the Lee Oskar (key of C) harmonica you need. Read More

John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica.

John Sebastian

with Jimmy Vivino, guitar

John Sebastian, one of the most beloved performers, songwriters and harmonica players of our time, teaches all the basics in this friendly, jam-along lesson. You’ll start by learning how to hold the instrument and play your first notes using both the “straight” scale and the blues “cross-harp” mode.  Before long you’ll be getting the sounds that the pros get ... Read More

John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica Listen and Learn

John Sebastian

Special Guest: Guitarist Jimmy Vivino

Play great blues harp in one lesson! John Sebastian explains how to hold the instrument and make your first tones. He then uses cowboy music to demonstrate "out" or "straight" harp style, and shows you how to play your first blues scales using traditional "cross harp" technique. Before you know it, you'll be playing a blues in G, complete ... Read More

Jorma Kaukonen's Fingerpicking Guitar Method

Jorma Kaukonen
This is the ultimate course in Jorma Kaukonen's unique and influential blues and country guitar fingerpicking style, filled with invaluable wisdom, advice and techniques for learning pickers at all levels. Jorma gears this material to players who have little knowledge of the fingerpicking basics while skillfully engaging more experienced guitarists as well. You'll learn five traditional and original ... Read More

*Just For the Love of It

Happy Traum, Vocals and Guitars

Happy Traum's New CD Features David Amram, Marco Benevento, Larry Campbell, Justin Guip, Byron Isaacs, Jerry Marotta, Abby Newton, John Sebastian, Martin Simpson, Adam Traum, Teresa Williams

**** Four Stars: Rolling Stone Magazine! January, 2016 Here are 14 songs featuring the fingerpicking guitar work and strong vocals of Homespun's founder, a skilled guitarist, veteran performer and recording artist. Happy is backed up by musical luminaries from the Woodstock, NY area. What they're saying about this CD: "You’d best not miss Happy Traum’s Just For The Love Of It ... Read More

Keb' Mo' - The Complete Two-DVD Set!

Keb' Mo'
Get both of Keb' Mo's instructional DVDs and SAVE! Learn blues, folk and just a touch of jazz with these excellent DVD lessons from a legendary player. Keb' Mo' is one of our great contemporary performing and recording artists, and he's an engaging and entertaining instructor as well. You'll get a real guitar education in blues guitar ... Read More

Learning Rock 'n' Roll Piano

Bob Hoban
Whether in a dance hall or a living room, there's nothing more infectious than good old-time rock 'n' roll. Bob Hoban's lively piano lesson will put you in the driver's seat and help you get the party rockin' with its hard-driving musical force. Bob takes the piano styles of the first generation of rockers -- Jerry Lee Lewis ... Read More

Learn the Pedal Steel Guitar of Chuck Campbell

Chuck Campbell

Sacred Steel

The soulful, sanctified sound of sacred steel guitar combines powerful African-American gospel music with bluesy inflections, R&B passion and rock excitement. Chuck Campbell's innovative pedal steel playing epitomizes this amazing genre. His hard-driving licks and sweeping sustains have influenced innumerable musicians in all styles of music, and have helped bring these sounds to audiences worldwide. Whether you are just ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick - DVD 1

Adam Traum
Using a flatpick on a steel-string acoustic guitar gives you a big sound and the ability to play punchy rhythms and lightning-fast single string lead lines. Adam Traum shows how you can develop a powerful blues style utilizing the special qualities you get from a pick. Adam starts you off witha basic shuffle rhythm in E, gradually introducing bass runs ... Read More
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