Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-Three-DVD Set

Bob Brozman

From the Basics to Advanced Bottleneck Technique and Repertoire

One of the most compelling sounds in American music is made by glass or steel sliding on the strings of an acoustic guitar. On these three DVDs, the powerful blues of legendary players of the Mississippi Delta -- Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton Bukka White, Skip James, Tampa Red and others -- are taught by a true master of the bottleneck. Bob Brozman ... Read More

Learn to Sing the Blues

Gaye Adegbalola
Here's a vocal workshop that will help bring your blues songs to life! W. C. Handy Award-winner Gaye Adegbalola has identified 17 key points to help a singer put his or her song across. As she puts it: "My mission is give you some ideas to help you relay a story... lay your soul bare... share an experience... say ... Read More

Lessons From the Good Book

Roy Book Binder

10 Songs From Roy's Acclaimed CD

We’re delighted to welcome our old friend, the legendary bluesman, raconteur and guitar fingerpicker Roy Book Binder, back to Homespun. He made these lessons independently, but we are offering them though our download service in an exclusive arrangement with him. Roy takes you, step by step, through 10 original tunes from his acclaimed CD, "The Good Book." (This release reached ... Read More

Make Me a Pallet #2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two - 20 minutes, includes tab

In his second, slightly more advanced lesson, Happy expands the fretboard by moving up the neck and playing some great riffs based around the F shape. He shows some double-stops, bass runs, a diminished chord and some great single-string licks to build movement into this fingerpicking standard. He caps off the lesson with a 6-2-5-1 turnaround that you can add ... Read More

Make Me a Pallet, Two-Lesson Set

Happy Traum

43 minutes, includes tab

Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor can be traced back to the 19th Century, but it has been a standard of the folk and blues revival for over 50 years. It has been recorded by numerous artists through the years, including Mississippi John Hurt’s famous version (called Ain’t No Tellin’) from 1927, as well as renditions by Big Bill ... Read More

Mary Flower - Two-DVD Set

Mary Flower

Special for Mary Flower Fans!

DVD One: You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately. An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals ... Read More

"Miss Delta" - A Slow Blues Instrumental in E

Mary Flower

A Download-Only Single Song Lesson

Learn this sweet, slow fingerstyle blues instrumental in E by the terrific Mary Flower. “Miss Delta” includes plenty to chew on for both basic and experienced guitarists: Descending chord walk-downs, moving basses, interesting chord progressions and rhythmic variations, and some "New Orleans-sounding" licks. This piece packs a lot in!  We're sure you'll get a lot out of ... Read More

New Directions For Harmonica - Expanding Your Technique

Howard Levy
Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy has mastered the awesome technique of playing chromatically on a basic ten-hole harmonica. Now he teaches you how he does it through the use of bends, overblows, overdraws and other challenging techniques. With some harp experience and the desire to move into dynamic new musical territory, you'll soon be playing blues, classical, jazz, pop or ... Read More

New Orleans Piano and the Roots of Rock - Book plus Four CDs

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
One of our great musical treasures plays, sings, teaches and imparts his vast knowledge of the rock and blues of his native New Orleans. Mac (Dr John) Rebennack guides you through lead and rhythm styles, right-hand improvisation, walking basses, turnarounds and the styles of great pianists: Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Huey Smith, Fats Domino, Lloyd Glenn, Ray Charles, James Booker ... Read More

Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Master Class: Book/Audio

Paul Butterfield

Sessions with a Legendary Player

This attractive book has a code inside that gives you computer access to the audio portion of this product. On this powerful and important lesson made a few years before his death in 1987, one of the great blues harmonica players of all time teaches the techniques he developed during a lifetime of musical experience.Paul Butterfield, who honed his ... Read More

Professor Louie's Rock and Blues Accordion

Aaron-Professor Louie -Hurwitz

A Complete Course for the Beginner

Now even beginners can strap on a squeezebox and start rockin''! This exciting course is not just for accordion novices, though. Experienced keyboard players will also want to stretch out into the rich sounds this ever-popular instrument provides. Professor Louie starts at the top, teaching you how to put the accordion on and hold it correctly. He then shows, through ... Read More

Rainer's Blues Picking School

Rainer Brunn

A Complete Method To Get You Started

This course is different than anything that we have offered before, and we know that all aspiring blues pickers will love it. Rainer Brunn, one of Homespun’s most popular instructors, has developed this course of study based on his love of traditional American blues guitar styles as well as his long experience as a guitar educator. We are proud to ... Read More
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