The Guitarist's Personal Practice Trainer and Warm-Up Plan

Andrew DuBrock

10 Minutes a Day to Better Technique and Finger Fitness

Andrew DuBrock’s Personal Practice Trainer provides you with an hour-and-a-half’s worth of warm-ups, exercises and etudes, along with a comprehensive plan to help you organize your practice time so you really see results! By working with his powerful set of musical tools for just 10 minutes a day, you’ll gain finger strength and dexterity along with improved timing, tone and ... Read More

The Songs and Guitar of Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
This lesson captures a fascinating musical exchange between two icons of American folk music as they reminisce, sing songs, and talk about the various influences on Jack's singular guitar style. Jack and Arlo discuss Jack's formative days and the first songs he learned when he ran away from home to join a rodeo. Then they proceed through many ... Read More

How to Build Awesome Fingerpicking Instrumentals

Toby Walker

Create Show-Stopping Country, Boogie-Woogie and Swing Solos

Guitarist and educator Toby Walker understands what you need to bring your guitar technique to a higher level. This fantastic lesson, for intermediate and experienced fingerpickers alike, teaches three exciting, performance-worthy guitar solos. Toby starts with an easy version of each piece, then adds the “bells and whistles” that build a show-stopping solo from the ground up.The country classic  ... 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 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 you ... Read More

Bluegrass Guitar Licks-ercises

Steve Kaufman

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

Steve Kaufman’s Licks-ercises course will provide you with dozens of bluegrass licks, songs and instrumentals while building your hand strength, coordination, precision, dexterity and the ability to move seamlessly around the fretboard. Presenting his lesson in four chapters - Licks from the Past; Jumping Licks; Patterns, Licks and Scales; and Inserting Licks - Steve covers a vast amount of material that will ... Read More

Enrich Your Playing With Dropped D Tuning

Happy Traum

Easy Tunes in a Variety of Keys

Here's a perfect lesson on using dropped D tuning, a beautiful and versatile way to play songs and instrumentals on your guitar. Happy Traum shows you harmony-filled tunes in the keys of D, G, and A while building your basic fingerstyle technique and increasing your musical skills. The famous old spiritual, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, in the “home” key ... Read More

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.2

Rainer Brunn

Five More Classics for Fingerstyle Guitarists

In his second lesson for Homespun, the excellent German fingerstyle blues artist, Rainer Brunn, teaches five more classic numbers that will bolster your repertoire and expand your arsenal of licks. We’re proud to have him back as he brings his formidable chops to this carefully organized and articulately-taught video.  Rainer opens the lesson with Tight Like That, a fun ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Country Guitar Licks

Josh Yenne

For Telecaster and Other Electric Instruments

Plug in that electric guitar and start bending and sliding your way to country guitar prowess! Multi-instrumentalist session player Josh Yenne teaches six easy but useful licks on his Telecaster that will provide a great foundation for any aspiring country picker. Josh teaches three licks in A and three licks in E, accompanied by play-along tracks in both the “train ... 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

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

Exploring "The Sloop John B."

Happy Traum

Learn a Classic Caribbean Folksong

The old Bahamian folk song, “The Sloop John B.” (also known as “John B. Sails”), was one of the most popular and widely-sung songs of the folk revival. It was in virtually everyone’s setlist and was recorded by dozens of artists, from the Weavers to the Beach Boys. It can be played as an engaging sing-along or as a ... Read More
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