Tony Rice Master Class

Tony Rice

Up Close and Personal with a Guitar Great

On this extraordinary lesson, Tony Rice shares more of the songs, instrumentals and picking techniques that made him an iconic figure on the acoustic guitar scene for nearly four decades. Starting with Shady Grove, as played with David Grisman and Jerry Garcia on "The Pizza Tapes," Tony brings back guitar arrangements from various phases in his long career. He explores ... Read More

Tony Rice Teaches Bluegrass Guitar - Book/Audio

Tony Rice

A Master Picker Analyses His Pioneering Licks and Solos

A challenge and delight for intermediate and advanced flatpickers! Tony Rice passes on his brilliant improvisation, powerful soloing and the secrets of his left- and right-hand technique. Tony Rice is perhaps the most influential living acoustic guitar player in bluegrass, country and progressive “newgrass” styles. His spectacular technique, brilliant improvisation and powerful soloing are admired throughout the world. Tony has ... Read More

Traditional Caribbean Guitar

Bob Brozman

Calypso & Other Island Rhythms

Add a touch of the islands to your guitar playing! The wild pulses, danceable syncopations and playful lyrics of this traditional folk-based world music will spice up your entire repertoire. Highlighting a variety of fingerpicking and strumming patterns, tempos and keys, Bob details all the elements of the single- and double-tone forms. You'll master the components needed to play ... Read More

Two Guitar Jamming

Pat Donohue, Mike Dowling

Learning To Play Well With Others

It's great fun to take out your guitar and pick with a friend. The trick is to play interesting and distinct lead and rhythm parts that are musical and tasteful- without getting in the other player's way. In a lively, "jam-packed" display of ideas and musicianship, Mike Dowling (with the expert help of Pat Donohue) teaches the necessary ... Read More

Bringin' Out the Bounce

Toby Walker

Techniques to Make Your Fingerpicking "POP"

The remarkable Toby Walker has made an outstanding lesson that is sure to appeal to all fingerpickers who love blues and traditional guitar playing. He helps bring your songs to life by adding the rhythmic bounce that will put "pop" into anything you want to play. Toby starts off with a basic version of Roll In My Sweet Baby's ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Advanced Bluegrass Licks

Josh Yenne
Guitar flatpickers will love these six hot licks! Multi-instrumentalist and session player Josh Yenne brings his potent chops to this terrific lesson, teaching you phrases that will bring power and excitement to any bluegrass solo you play. As you learn these licks, you’ll be building your flatpicking skills and gaining a strong foundation for creating lead solos for any bluegrass ... 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

A Six-Pack of Tony Rice Licks

Josh Yenne
Tony Rice’s unique style has intrigued bluegrass flatpickers for decades, and his lightning-fast licks have influenced generations of aspiring guitarists. Continuing his popular “Six Pack” series, Josh Yenne methodically breaks down six of Tony’s classic licks in a way that’s easy to learn and to play along with. A sought-after sideman and gifted instructor, Josh plays each lick at different ... Read More

Learn Three (More) Iconic Songs by Richard Thompson

Zak Hobbs

Dimming of the Day, Heart Needs a Home, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight.

Zak Hobbs knows the songs of Richard Thompson as well as anyone. He has been studying the profound and compelling music of his grandfather since he started playing as a young teen. Following his very successful first Homespun lesson, Zak continues his exploration into Thompson’s style with three of RT’s best-loved songs: Dimming of the Day, Heart Needs a Home ... Read More

Six Unique Fiddle Tune Arrangements for Solo Flatpicked Guitar

Eric Skye

Lessons with a Master Guitarist

Fiddle tunes are typically played at fast tempos by instruments associated with bluegrass, old-time or country dance music. In the hands of a master guitarist like Eric Skye, though, these tunes become something very different. He eases up the tempo, pulling emotion from the melodies with rich bass notes, ringing harmonies and  chordal melodies. His approach stresses musicianship and ... Read More

Learn Three Iconic Richard Thompson Songs

Zak Hobbs

Beeswing, Valerie, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Richard Thompson is indisputably high up in the pantheon of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of our time. His style is hugely influential and his songs are widely sung, but it is his unique instrumental arrangements that have captivated guitar players around the world. No one knows the intricacies of Richard Thompson’s guitar technique better than Zak Hobbs. The grandson ... Read More

Secrets for Successful Flatpicking

Bryan Sutton
This extraordinary lesson is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his "tricks of the trade" to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship. Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and ... Read More
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