A Guitarist's Guide to Solo Arranging and Performing

Steve Kaufman

10 Songs to Get Your Playing in Shape

You’ve been at the guitar for a while but now you want to get out and play at an open mic or even in a professional performance. You need to develop a set, get your playing chops together, build a repertoire and acquire the skills needed to get your songs and guitar instrumentals across to an audience. In two hours ... Read More

Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Video 1

Martin Simpson

Celtic Arrangements in Alternate Tunings

Learn Martin Simpson's most compelling arrangements, along with the guitar techniques that give his playing great distinction and popularity. Martin has pioneered the use of altered tunings to bring out the widest possible harmonic range of the guitar, and each of the songs on this DVD features that special sound. You'll learn three Scottish airs in dropped-D tuning ... Read More

Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Video 2

Martin Simpson

Creating Your Own Arrangements

Martin Simpson's compellingly beautiful music is evidence of his unique understanding of the guitar's possibilities. His impeccable tone and brilliant arrangements of Celtic, British and American guitar songs and instrumentals are widely admired but rarely mastered. On this powerful and revealing lesson, Martin explains how he arrives at his distinctive settings. He imparts invaluable instruction that will help ... Read More

Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Video 3

Martin Simpson

Developing Style & Repertoire

"His performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beautya Sheer mastery of the acoustic guitar."-- Guitar Player Magazine Get ready to dig into more of Martin Simpson's beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins his third DVD lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of 'G sus.4' tuning. Betsy ... Read More

Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Three Video Set

Martin Simpson

Arrangements, Style & Repertoire

In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to ... Read More

An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

Tony Rice
This archival video lesson, originally recorded in 1984, brings the fabulous Tony Rice picking style up close and personal so you can clearly see what he's doing. Tony has chosen six songs and instrumentals to demonstrate a variety of styles and techniques, and he breaks them down carefully for the learning player. Throughout this 60-minute DVD lesson you'll ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - DVD 1

Pete Huttlinger

DVD 1 - Instrumentals From a National Champion

When you hear Peter Huttlinger on recordings or in concert it's no mystery why he won the National Fingerpicking Competition in Winfield, Kansas, or why he is quickly becoming a powerful force in the acoustic guitar world. Pete's picking is clean, soulful and, at times, blazingly fast. Whether he's playing his arrangement of a classic pop tune ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - DVD 2

Pete Huttlinger

DVD Two - More Instrumentals from a National Champion

Pete Huttlinger continues his exploration of the guitar arrangements that have won him accolades throughout the acoustic guitar world - and a National Fingerstyle Championship! An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete brings his spectacular playing to learning fingerstyle players with dramatic performance pieces that are as challenging as they are fun to learn. Pete starts out by teaching his Merle Travis-inspired ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - Two-DVD Set

Pete Huttlinger
These two DVDs will challenge you and help bring your guitar chops to new levels! Whether he's teaching his arrangement of a classic pop tune or one of his own compositions, Pete's style is clear, methodical and personable as he imparts invaluable musical knowledge and innumerable playing tips. An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete makes his dramatic performance ... Read More

Boogie Woogie Guitar

Del Rey
Here's an instructional DVD that will thrill, entertain, amaze and challenge you while imparting an array of great songs, licks and guitar arrangements. Del Rey's powerful guitar skills have been inspired in equal parts by classic blues guitarists and barrelhouse piano players. Her dynamic style combines moving chords, funky grooves, blues riffs and the boogie-woogie bass lines that ... Read More

Dan Crary's Flatpick Guitar Workshop

Dan Crary

An Exploration of Dynamic Soloing

You won't find a better teacher than Dan Crary to show you how to play exciting flatpicking tunes on the guitar. This in-depth lesson by one of the most dynamic and accomplished players on the acoustic music scene contains a wealth of technical knowledge, encouragement, inspiration and powerful ideas that will benefit all players. It's designed to give ... Read More

Doc's Guitar

Doc Watson

Fingerpicking and Flatpicking

Doc Watson, a true master of traditional guitar styles and one of the most beloved folk musicians of all time, teaches some of the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking tunes in his vast repertoire. Split-screen images allow you to watch his picking and fretting hands at the same time. You'll see and hear Doc's guitar playing in slowed-down ... Read More
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