Electric Country Blues- Video 2

Jim Weider

Lesson Two

Blues triads, country blues rhythms, muting, string snapping, chicken pickin', string bending, harmonics and other techniques that changed the course of rock 'n' roll guitar! You'll learn the vibrato styles of B.B. King, the funky string snapping and bending of J. J. Cale, the open-string pull-offs and blues rhythms of Lonnie Mack, the meaty tone of Albert King ... Read More

Fingerpicking Hank Williams

Toby Walker

Guitar Arrangements for Western Swing and Honky Tonk Classics

Learn fingerpicking guitar instrumental versions of some of the most popular country songs ever written: Your Cheatin’ Heart, Move It On Over, My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It, Hey Good Lookin’! and Honky Tonkin’.  The solo guitar arrangements of these timeless classics are fun to play and will build your fingerpicking skills, expand your fretboard knowledge and show you ... Read More

Fingerpicking Made Easy

Happy Traum
Fingerpicking guitar technique combines rhythmic basses with syncopated treble notes to create a wonderfully complex sound. Through his many years of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised a course that will allow you to start fingerpicking folk, blues and country songs almost immediately by using pre-set "picking patterns" that you can learn by rote. This foolproof method in the use ... Read More

Fingerstyle Arrangements for Six Blues, Country and Folk Songs

Happy Traum

From His Acclaimed CD "Just For the Love of It"

These songs and instrumentals will challenge, delight and inspire learning guitarists looking for new techniques and fresh repertoire. Happy teaches two traditional blues; a timeless cowboy song; an instrumental version of a great country/pop classic and more. Each song demonstrates important styles and techniques that will add depth and finesse to your playing.  • Careless Love Blues and ... Read More

Great Electric Guitar Lessons

Ray Flacke, Roy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Wariner, Jim Weider, Ray Benson, Adam Traum

Blues, Slide, Country and Old Fashioned Rock 'n' Roll

For the past half-century the electric guitar has been woven into the fabric of American roots music, and its power and allure still make it our most popular musical instrument.  The instruction on this rich compilation covers a wide range of musical applications for the electric guitar, taught by some of the top guitar players in their respective genres ... Read More

Guitar "Licks-Ercises"

Toby Walker

Turn Powerful Fretboard Exercises Into an Arsenal of Blues, Country and Swing Guitar Licks

This encyclopedia of  “exercises disguised as licks” might be the coolest, most user-friendly lesson you’ve ever worked with. Toby Walker has put together dozens of fretboard drills that lead you into phrases for blues, country, swing and boogie-woogie guitar tunes. Do the exercises, then apply the licks in real-life musical situations and really play! Toby’s foundational drills will help you ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Songs of Woody Guthrie

Happy Traum

Six Arrangements for Acoustic Guitar

Songwriter, poet, artist, and political rebel - Woody Guthrie remains one of the most beloved figures in the folk music revival. He continues to have a huge influence on just about every folk and traditional musician playing today, among them Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia and, of course, Woody's son, Arlo. Many of his songs have become ... Read More

How to Build Awesome Fingerpicking Instrumentals

Toby Walker

Create Show-Stopping Country, Boogie-Woogie and Swing Solos

Guitarist and educator Toby Walker understands what you need to bring your guitar technique to a higher level. This fantastic lesson, for intermediate and experienced fingerpickers alike, teaches three exciting, performance-worthy guitar solos. Toby starts with an easy version of each piece, then adds the “bells and whistles” that build a show-stopping solo from the ground up.The country classic  ... Read More

Jerry Douglas' Dobro Techniques

Jerry Douglas
A few years ago, I realized I hadn't become the guitar player I wanted to be when I was starting out, so I got really busy and that's when I found Jerry Douglas. He's the Buddha that I pray to every day. He has long been the mentor that I'm living up to." -John Fogerty Take ... Read More

Learning Country-Style Piano

Bob Hoban
The late Nashville session player Bob Hoban's clear, enthusiastic and good-humored approach to teaching helps you create the familiar piano sounds that are beloved by all fans of country music. Concentrating on the innovative techniques of Floyd Cramer, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Al Stricklin, Moon Mullican and other country, honky tonk and Western swing innovators, Bob provides you with the ... Read More

Learning Mountain Dulcimer

David Schnaufer
Even a novice can make sweet sounds and play simple tunes after first picking up the mountain dulcimer. At the same time, in the hands of an experienced player it can be a rich, complex and versatile musical instrument. This easy to follow, comprehensive lesson by "America's Dulcimer Champion," David Schnaufer, shows beginning players how to tune up in ... Read More

Learn To Play Western Swing Guitar

Ray Benson
Take a lead and rhythm guitar class from the maestro of western swing! Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson offers straight-shooting advice about the famous tunes, techniques and special qualities of this exciting hybrid of country, jazz and blues styles. To solidify your rhythm playing, Ray dissects Eldon Shamblin's traveling bass/chord lines and Freddie Green's comping ... Read More
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