Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar

Peter Rowan

Finding Your Bluegrass Voice

One of America's greatest bluegrass musicians has made a lesson that will help you improve your singing and strengthen your rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way. You'll gain unique insights into Peter Rowan ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick - 2

Adam Traum
Following the success of his first “Blues With a Flatpick” video, Adam Traum has created a user-friendly, pick-style lesson in the blues that will teach you licks, scales, bass runs, chord shapes, turnarounds and progressions in a variety of keys and blues genres.  Starting with a “straight-eight Jimmy Reed” rhythm in E, Adam methodically adds bass run turnarounds, riffs ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - Video 1

Steve Kaufman

From the Beginning

Steve Kaufman's comprehensive "101" level course lays down all the groundwork needed to really dig into the flatpicking style. He starts at the beginning, with close-up examinations of how to hold and use the pick, the distinctions between lead and chord playing and how to get good clarity from your hand positions. Steve introduces you to a variety of ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - Video 2

Steve Kaufman

Building Bluegrass Technique

Steve Kaufman helps you move beyond the basics and on to the next level of flatpicking technique. You'll be playing more smoothly in no time with Steve's clear and patient instructions. He helps you build your "runs vocabulary" and his crosspicking tips ( on upswing, continuity, tone, sustaining notes and timekeeping) are priceless. Learn how to build a flatpicking ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - DVD 3

Steve Kaufman

Developing Speed and Style

Move beyond the basics and get into the finer points of bluegrass flatpicking! You'll be jamming with the best of them once you've mastered the tunes and techniques on this final lesson in this series. Steve Kaufman broadens your musical vocabulary by focusing on the essentials of good picking techniques. You'll learn to play six classic fiddle ... Read More

Learning To Flatpick - Three Lesson Set

Steve Kaufman

A Complete Course in Bluegrass Guitar

Steve Kaufman's comprehensive three-DVD course in bluegrass flatpicking takes you from "Picking 101" through advanced techniques that will enable you to hold your own in any band or jam session. On Lesson #1, From the Beginning, you'll learn a variety of essential flatpicking skills: proper pick grip, down-up strokes, rhythmic strumming and song accompaniment. Only a few minutes ... Read More

Pete Huttlinger's Wonderful World of Chords

Pete Huttlinger

A Video Library of Chord Shapes, Exercises and Progressions

Get ready to give your left hand a workout! Pete Huttlinger created a "video chord library" that's a must-have for every serious guitarist. This crash course is designed to show you all the important chords and fingerings you'll need, from the easiest shapes to some challenging finger-twisters. Pete developed a unique and effective study technique he calls "Say ... Read More

Practice Techniques for All Musicians

Daniel Abrams
Are your hours of practice bringing results? Daniel Abrams teaches breathing exercises to reduce unnecessary tension and energy loss, good playing habits, and how to take a piece of music apart to overcome difficult passages. He also teaches basic theory, how to use scales, arpeggio fingerings and exercises, and gives tips that will help you to improvise freely and to ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume Two

Steve Kaufman
You've got hours of fantastic jamming ahead of you! This project provides you with a backup band that will give you rhythmic support, encourage you to learn new material and provide invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. (Lessons 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while lessons ... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method

David Hamburger

Learn to Play Using the Techniques and Songs of American Roots Music

Fingerpicking is one of the most sought-after, intriguing and challenging of all acoustic guitar techniques. With your thumb providing the steady bass and fingers syncopating the treble notes, this sound never fails to delight players and listeners alike.  David Hamburger focuses on two essential fingerstyle approaches: alternating-bass “Travis” picking and steady-bass blues style. This carefully thought-out and expertly taught ... Read More

The Guitar Style of Richie Havens

Richie Havens
The late Richie Havens was a rare performer who transcended genre, style and category. His distinctive guitar sound, rich voice and compelling arrangements of folk, blues and rock classics enthralled millions throughout his long and successful career. This instructive and thoroughly entertaining lesson provides invaluable insights into guitar playing, song arranging and performing, and offers exciting challenges for all guitarists ... Read More
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