The Guitar of Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin

Creating Powerful Arrangements

Patty Larkin is widely known for her compelling, emotionally charged songs and powerful guitar technique. On this lesson, she explores her guitar style in precise detail, demonstrating her unique tunings, fingerpicking style, rhythms, chord ideas and just a touch of slide guitar. She teaches you how to play some of her most popular songs, including Tango, Booth of Glass, Dear ... Read More

Peppino D'Agostino - Adventures in Fingerstyle Guitar

Peppino D'Agostino

The Fingerstyle of Peppino D'Agostino

Peppino D'Agostino has long been one of the most sought-after artists on the solo acoustic guitar scene! An engaging and delightful teacher, he breaks down his musical techniques in a way that is clear and easy to follow for all aspiring fingerstyle players. Italian-born guitarist and composer Peppino has developed several innovative approaches to fingerstyle guitar. In addition to his lush ... Read More

The Guitar of Robert Johnson - Video 2

Rory Block

DVD Two - Exploring the Repertoire

Rory Block's life-long mission has been to fully understand Robert Johnson's incredible songs and guitar techniques. This is the second groundbreaking installment of her journey into the great blues artist's legacy, and she provides complete note-by-note, lick-by-lick instruction for three of his most powerful songs. Each one of these classic Robert Johnson songs represents a different stylistic ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Lesson One

Rory Block

Playing Traditional and Original Blues

Learn the traditional country blues guitar styles that have influenced generations of players. Rory Block, one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of the classic blues style, teaches the earthy, hard-driving playing of the Mississippi Delta in a way that brings it all into focus. The rhythmic pounding style of Charlie Patton, the fingerpicking blues of Tommy Johnson, and ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Lesson Two

Rory Block

Playing Traditional and Original Blues

Rory Block continues her exploration of the earthy, hard-driving blues of the Mississippi Delta as played by Booker White, Robert Johnson, John Hurt, Charlie Spann and other great traditional players. She teaches a number of powerful blues songs to add to your repertoire, including Fixin' To DIe, Love My Blues Away, Leavin' Here, When You've Got a Good Friend ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Two-Lesson Set

Rory Block
Rory Block has long been considered one of the great contemporary players of the Mississippi Delta blues style. She studied with some of the masters herself and here she passes on her favorite techniques and tunes. Rory breaks each song down phrase by phrase, while teaching the use of regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bending ... Read More

The Real Merle Travis Guitar

Thom Bresh

Like Father, Like Son

Here's a guitar lesson that is a must for all fans of Merle Travis! The only son of the legendary guitarist gives us an in-depth look at the famous technique that changed the course of guitar history. When Merle Travis passed away in 1983, we lost one of our most innovative and distinctive musical voices. Fortunately, his songs and ... Read More

The Segovia Style

Eliot Fisk

Classical Guitar of the Maestro

This lesson takes us to the heart of the music of the great Andres Segovia. Eliot Fisk, a protegé of Segovia and a master of classical guitar in his own right, has put together a lesson that is filled with invaluable advice and powerful insights into the timeless Segovia legacy. Eliot Fisk's passion for teaching and his love for ... Read More

The Techniques and Arrangements of Alex de Grassi

Alex de Grassi

Adventures in Fingerstyle Guitar

Alex de Grassi pioneered the techniques that have become standard in the repertoire of many of today's acoustic fingerstylists. Here's a rare glimpse of a master guitarist's technique at work. Alex de Grassi has a lot to say about melodies and counter-melodies, two-hand tapping, percussive slapping, double hammer-ons, harmonics, and how to develop dynamic chord structures. He ... Read More

The Techniques and Arrangements of Muriel Anderson

Muriel Anderson

Muriel teaches some of her most requested pieces and discusses the classically-based technique that will challenge and delight all intermediate-to-advanced guitarists.

This in-depth lesson will challenge and delight all intermediate-to-advanced players. Muriel Anderson, the first woman to have won the National Finger picking Guitar Championship and host and originator of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®", teaches four in-depth guitar pieces that will challenge you and bring your guitar style and technique to whole new levels. Playing her ... Read More

The Ultimate Gypsy Jazz/Swing Guitar Lesson - Video 1

Paul Mehling

Fundamental Building Blocks

“The nuts and bolts things to do in order to play faster, louder, better.” - Paul “Pazzo” Mehling Hot Club of San Francisco guitarist Paul Mehling builds on all his popular Homespun lessons with this comprehensive workout/ practice regimen for aspiring swing players. He focuses on robust warm-ups and training exercises to develop good time, tone, speed and the specific ... Read More

The Ultimate Gypsy Jazz/Swing Guitar Lesson - Lesson 2

Paul Mehling

Putting the Fundamentals into Practice

Paul “Pazzo” Mehling continues his “nuts and bolts” exploration of Gypsy jazz and swing guitar techniques, putting all those scales, warm-ups and exercises you did on Lesson 1 to practical use. His Hot Club of San Francisco band mate, Evan Price, helps out on rhythm guitar and shares his unique perspective in an informative conversation with Paul.  Rhythm playing ... Read More
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