How to Play Lead Acoustic Guitar

Artie Traum with Diane Zeigler

Secrets to Successful Song Accompaniment

This may be one of the best lessons we have ever produced for acoustic guitar! Recently discovered in our VHS archives, we have restored it to digital download and it's now available to learning players for the first time in many years. A good accompanist adds depth, sparkle and excitement to a song, punctuating it with improvised lines and ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

Happy Traum

Easy Fingerpicking Arrangements

Songs: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Blowin' in the Wind; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; I Pity the Poor Immigrant; Buckets of Rain; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You; Farewell. Happy Traum's long association with Bob Dylan makes him the perfect instructor to teach these seven Dylan favorites. In nearly three hours of ... Read More

Hymns for Guitar

Pete Huttlinger
Traditional hymns, with their resonant melodies, rich harmonic structures and deep messages of faith and inspiration, have been joyfully passed down through the ages. Guitar virtuoso and renowned teacher Pete Huttlinger has taken seven carefully chosen pieces and has arranged them for intermediate fingerstyle guitarists. These beautiful songs of faith can be played in family gatherings, worship services, solo performances ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

This guitar lesson features some great songs taken from the gospel/blues tradition. The arrangements utilize steady-bass fingerpicking, blues licks, bass runs, turnarounds and complete solos within a repertoire of "sanctified"songs. Paul and Silas (All Night Long) is a spiritual in E with rich chord changes and a bluesy beat. 12 Gates to the City, played in A ... 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

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin' Spoonful Hits

John Sebastian

(and Welcome Back)

Learn to play some of the most enduring hits in the history of rock and roll! John Sebastian guides you through nine of his classic songs, teaching the chord progressions, bass lines, strums and fingerpicking techniques that will enable you to play these good-time tunes with relative ease. With his affable good humor and impeccable musicianship, John points out the ... Read More

Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Mary Flower

Hone Your Skills in Open D

Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience. A clear and thoughtful instructor ... Read More

Learn Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar - Two Lesson Set

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Easy Arrangements for Intermediate Players

Learn fourteen iconic songs by America's first and greatest jam band. With complete transcriptions and Jeffrey’s clear, step-by-step demonstrations, you’ll go beyond strumming the basic chords, adding riffs and lead licks inspired by the Dead’s studio recordings and live jams. Most of the material is played in standard tuning with a pick, but you’ll also learn some fingerstyle and ... Read More

Learn Seven Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar - Lesson 1

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Easy Arrangements for Intermediate Players

Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to life on your guitar! This easy-to-follow lesson teaches complete arrangements to seven songs, including both rhythm and lead parts. It includes acoustic favorites Friend of the Devil and Black Peter; classic ballads Brokedown Palace and Stella Blue; and the great jam tunes Fire on the Mountain, New Speedway Boogie and Cassidy. Musician ... Read More

Learn Seven More Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar - Lesson 2

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Easy Arrangements for Intermediate Players

In this follow-up to his top-selling Homespun video, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers teaches seven more classic songs by the Grateful Dead, specially arranged for solo acoustic guitar and vocal. Jeffrey, the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, interviewed both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir about their approaches to the guitar and songwriting, and captures the essence of the Dead’s most enduring ... Read More

Learn to Fingerpick with Jim Kweskin

Jim Kweskin

A Jug Full of Great Folk and Ragtime Tunes

An icon of the folk revival has recorded a unique and highly effective lesson that will get anyone playing in alternate-thumb style. Jim Kweskin's lesson covers a wide range of guitar techniques and a raft of fabulous folk, country, ragtime and early jazz-pop tunes. Unique on-screen charts and step-by-step instruction help novices learn exactly how the thumb and fingers ... Read More

Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - Video 1

Bob Brozman

The Basics

Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises and songs, this DVD reveals the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from this presentation of powerful licks and runs, rhythm ... Read More
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