Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - Video Two

Al Petteway

Mountain Songs, Fiddle Tunes, and Blues

Fingerstyle master Al Petteway continues his exploration of the evocative DADGAD tuning with a variety of must-learn tunes in the Southern mountain tradition. In his hands, this tuning becomes an inventive and compelling way to play bluegrass, blues and country songs. A small alteration of chord shapes will give you the "high lonesome" sounds of Appalachian music, and standard chords ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - Lesson 1

Pete Huttlinger

Lesson 1 - Instrumentals From a National Champion

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

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - Two-Video Set

Pete Huttlinger
These two lessons 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

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - Video 2

Pete Huttlinger

Lesson Two - More Instrumentals from a National Champion

Pete Huttlinger continues his exploration of the guitar arrangements that 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 chord ... Read More

Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Do That Guitar Rag

Woody Mann
In "Do That Guitar Rag," Woody Mann teaches the sounds and techniques of the classic ragtime blues guitar style. Inspired by the early masters such as Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, and Blind Boy Fuller, Woody has written original tunes that break down the complexities of the music into clear and playable instrumentals. Working in standard tuning ... Read More

Beefsteak When I'm Hungry - Single Song Download

Toby Walker

Blues in E by James "Son" Thomas

As his many fans and students have learned, Toby Walker has a solid command of all aspects of blues fingerpicking - and he knows how to teach it, too. In this lesson he explores a song that he learned personally from the Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer James "Son" Thomas.  "Beefsteak When I'm Hungry" is a funky blues ... Read More

Bluegrass Guitar Fingerpicking Style

Eddie Adcock
Here's your chance to take guitar lessons from a bluegrass legend! Combining Travis-style fingerpicking with lightning-fast bluegrass runs, Eddie Adcock gets as exciting a guitar sound as you'll hear anywhere. You'll learn right-hand rolls, complex slides, pull-offs, hammer-ons, variations and alternating thumb/index finger combinations-techniques that will turn basic country tunes into musical adventures. You'll soon ... Read More

Blues By The Book - Two Video Set

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues

Roy Book Binder modestly asserts that he's just showing you "some tricks about playing the guitar" here. Well, Roy's humble, that's sure, but by the end of these two videos you will have mastered a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques and be ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, which is what "Book" had in ... Read More

Blues By The Book - Video 1

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson One

If you're ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style "some tricks about playing the guitar," but don't let his laconic delivery fool you. By the ... Read More

Blues By The Book - Video 2

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson Two

Roy Book Binder's back again! This time, his in-depth exploration of blues techniques concentrates on chords and positions needed to play in the essential key of A. With his trademark wit and good humor, Roy encourages you to take his "book of tricks" and incorporate them into your own playing to build repertoire and arrangements in traditional fingerpicking style ... Read More

Blues Fingerpicking Freedom: Two-Video Set

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself From the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

Guitarists: Break your dependence on the printed page and become a freer and more creative blues and fingerpicking guitarist. These two lessons will help you truly put the "play" into your  playing! You'll get three-and-a-half hours of great instruction, plus invaluable playing tips, licks, turnarounds, advice, exercises, and classic songs. Toby Walker is a fingerpicking wizard; a songwriter/performer ... Read More

Blues Fingerpicking Freedom - Video One

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself From the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

Guitarists: There’s life after TAB!  Break your dependence on the printed page and become a freer and more creative blues and fingerpicking guitarist. This lesson will help you truly put the "play" into your  playing! Toby Walker is a clear and compelling communicator with years of teaching experience. His lesson is perfect if you want to express yourself and start ... Read More
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