Swing Guitar - DVD 1

Mike Dowling

Lesson One: Rhythm's Where It's At!

Here's a fabulous guitar lesson that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great rhythm guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Using swing blues as a starting point, Mike ... Read More

Swing Guitar - DVD 2

Mike Dowling

Lesson Two: Improvising Hot Lead Solos

Infectious syncopations, hot soloing, lush chords....nothing captures the spirit of jazz better than swing. Mike Dowling has it down cold, and on this follow-up to "Swing Guitar: Rhythm's Where It's At," he has put together a perfect lesson for any player interested in lead soloing and improvisation. Mike's clear instructional style is easy to follow, and ... Read More

Swing Guitar - Two-Video Set

Mike Dowling
Here are two fabulous guitar lessons that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great swing guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Student Reviews: "I have purchased several tapes in ... Read More

Swingin' It Solo

Mike Dowling

Chords, Techniques and Arrangements for Swing Guitar

As Mike Dowling proves, you don't need backup musicians to play hot swing tunes on the guitar. With this fascinating lesson you get the whole package -- rhythm comping, movable chordprogressions, melodic riffs, intros, outros, improvisations and other guitar adornments to enable you to play songs and instrumentals from the early jazz era on solo guitar. Mike is a precise ... Read More

Take A Solo!

Toby Walker

The Secrets to Blues and Country Guitar Improvisation

A blues or country guitarist creates a great solo, spinning single-string notes seemingly out of nowhere, thrilling the audience and getting nods of approval from fellow musicians. How does this happen? How do you even start figuring out which notes to play in the midst of a song or jam session?  Toby Walker has the perfect key to unlocking ... Read More

Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

Chris Proctor
This DVD lesson provides new insights into the sonic possibilities and boundless opportunities for innovation on the 12-string guitar. Chris Proctor tackles a wide range of ideas and techniques, taking this richly toned instrument into new and undiscovered territory. This course is jam-packed with invaluable information, including important tips on tuning, stringing and setting up the 12-string for maximum output ... Read More

The 12-String Guitar Of Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
The signature sound of Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker electric 12-string will immerse you in the music that made The Byrds a prime musical force. Now you can learn to play favorites from his powerful repertoire, and master the licks and guitar techniques that made his sound instantly recognizable. Roger plays, sings and analyzes his version of Mr. Tamborine Man, Turn ... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - DVD 1

Jorma Kaukonen

Lesson One

Jorma Kaukonen's first musical influences were the fingerpicking blues of Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy and other traditional players. From those inspirations, he built the acoustic guitar style that has made him a top guitarist and a legendary figure in the pop music world. On this insightful lesson, Jorma breaks down his fingerpicking style, lick by ... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Lesson Two

Jorma Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen continues the exploration of the popular blues-based fingerpicking that has been his signature style throughout his long and distinguished career.  Jorma starts this lesson with an in-depth breakdown of the folk/blues classic I Know You Rider. He takes the song apart measure by measure, teaching the  runs, chord shapes, bass runs and right hand picking ... Read More

The Art of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Keola Beamer
The beauty and elegance of Hawaiian slack key guitar is becoming increasingly popular, and Keola Beamer, one of the contemporary masters of the style, provides the perfect introduction to this music. His lush fingerpicking and evocative songs will add new sounds and flavors to your repertoire. Keola has chosen seven traditional and original compositions to give you an overview of ... Read More

The Blues Bag

Happy Traum

Eleven Classic Songs and Arrangements

Learn to play eleven tried and true favorites that are a must for every acoustic blues player's repertoire. If you have gone beyond the basics and want to add exciting new material to your set list, this two-DVD package is for you! Happy's clear, detailed instruction will move your guitar style forward by leaps and bounds, and will ... Read More

The Blues Guitar of Brownie McGhee

Happy Traum

Songs and Techniques Passed Down from a Master Bluesman

"Brownie McGhee had been a legend to me when, in the spring of 1958, I decided to call him. I had never seen him play, but one 10-inch Folkways LP called "Brownie McGhee Blues" had been worn thin on my record player, and I knew all the songs by heart. I was astounded by the brilliance and complexity of his ... Read More
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