The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - Video 1

Ernie Hawkins

Five Chord Shapes for Mastering the Fingerboard

If you think of the guitar fingerboard as unknown and remote territory, full of mystery and confusion, we have the road map and compass you need. The C-A-G-E-D System provides you with a complete understanding of the entire neck of the guitar so you can find your way around without ever getting lost again! Guitarist Ernie Hawkins calls it "the ... Read More

The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - Video 2

Ernie Hawkins

Playing Chords and Licks in Every Key and Position

Ernie Hawkins continues his detailed exploration of the C-A-G-E-D Guitar System, using his long experience in country blues fingerpicking as the springboard for this lesson. You''ll start by learning to play the standard 12-bar blues chord progression in every position and in every key - the heart of the C-A-G-E-D concept. As in his previous video, Ernie patiently and thoroughly ... Read More

The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - Video 3

Ernie Hawkins

The Next Step: Exploring Blues and Ragtime Progressions

Ernie Hawkins uses the amazing C-A-G-E-D System when playing his specialty- blues and ragtime tunes in alternate-thumb fingerpicking style. This way of looking at the instrument enables him to have instant access to the guitar's entire fretboard. On this third lesson, Ernie helps you explore blues melodies as they move up into the highest reaches of the fingerboard. He ... Read More

The Cherry Tree Carol

Al Petteway
Here’s a beautiful and compelling tune that’s fairly easy to play. It’s perfect for the Christmas season but will have its place in your repertoire at any time of year. Al Petteway has arranged it for fingerstyle guitar in DADGAD tuning. Its open and parallel strings, with ringing overtones, give the piece a lovely reverb-like resonance. Al starts by stating ... Read More

The Fingerpicking Blues of John Jackson

John Jackson

with Roy Book Binder

This lesson is a must-have for all guitarists who want a lesson with a traditional blues artist. The Piedmont style comes alive as John Jackson teaches songs from his wide repertoire, detailing the finer points of his fingerstyle technique and reminiscing about Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Son House and other classic blues guitarists who influenced his music. As a ... Read More

The Fingerpicking Blues of Mississippi John Hurt

John Sebastian, Happy Traum

A Spoonful of Classic Songs

No traditional musician is better loved than Mississippi John Hurt. He has influenced innumerable musicians through the years and, four decades after his death, his songs and instrumentals continue to be played throughout the world by novice guitarists and professionals alike. This lesson is filled with the songs, licks, sounds and techniques that make Mississippi John Hurt's music so ... Read More

The Fingerpicking Guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps
Kelly Joe has chosen five originals and one traditional song to demonstrate how he uses fingerpicking techniques to communicate his musical vision, and he gives you the tools you need to bring out the best in your own arrangements. Starting out in standard tuning with the relatively straightforward fingerpicking song Tommy and the off-beat Delta-style blues tune Sally Ruby, Kelly ... Read More

The Guitar of Chris Smither

Chris Smither

Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style

Chris Smither has made a terrific lesson for everyone interested in taking traditional blues guitar style and incorporating it into a contemporary setting. He has perfected the art of combining the fingerpicking he first learned from the music of Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, Brownie McGhee and other country blues masters with groove-driven original songs that are as current as today ... Read More

The Guitar of David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Secrets of Open Tunings and Song Accompaniment

One of the most popular and evocative performers on the scene today helps you unlock your creativity and develop rich, ringing guitar voicings in a variety of open tunings. Working primarily in open C, G, D and DADGAD, and utilizing both pick and finger style, David Wilcox reveals the techniques that shape his distinctive guitar sound. His unusual practice of ... Read More

The Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Book/Audio

Jorma Kaukonen

Detailed Analysis of 8 Classic Songs and Instrumentals

This collection by Jorma Kaukonen is a must for all players and fans who want to delve deeply into his innovative guitar style. Jorma performs eight of his most popular solo pieces, then analyzes them -- phrase-by-phrase -- for learning guitarists. The instruction on the CD, coupled with the clear and accurate transcriptions in the book, will make it possible for even ... Read More

The Guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps - Two-DVD Set

Kelly Joe Phelps
Buy the Set and Save! Only $39.95 if you buy both lessons. Both of Kelly Joe's lessons - one on his unique lap/slide style and one on his fingerpicking arragements - are now available in a money-saving two-video set. Read More

The Guitar of Larry Campbell- Interpreting the Gospel Songs and Style of Rev Gary Davis

Larry Campbell

An In-Depth Exploration of Powerful Fingerpicking Classics

Larry Campbell has played with some of the biggest names in the music business, but he grew up listening to the inspirational songs and dazzling guitar technique of the Rev. Gary Davis. On this powerful instructional DVD, he and Teresa Williams offer dynamic performances of five songs by the legendary master, and then Larry breaks down each one, covering both ... Read More
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