Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar - Two-Video Set

Al Petteway
These wonderful lessons by one of today's most admired fingerstyle players are filled with invaluable insights into playing in Celtic style, from strongly syncopated rhythm strokes to the ringing, harp-like sounds of "cross-string" picking. You'll master the notes and chords in DADGAD, as well as standard, dropped D, open G and low C tunings. Al explains how to ... Read More

Chris Smither: Special Two-Lesson Set

Chris Smither
GET BOTH OF THESE OUTSTANDING LESSONS AND SAVE! Lesson One: The Guitar of Chris Smither, Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style Lesson Two: Chris Smither Teaches Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements Chris Smither has made these two terrific lessons for anyone interested in taking traditional blues guitar styles and incorporating them into a contemporary setting. His foot-tapping, high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected ... Read More

Comes and Goes

Pete Huttlinger
By special request, the late, great Pete Huttlinger had recorded this piece as a "bonus" song for his lesson, "Learn to Play the Songs of Dan Fogelberg." We're now offering it to you as a single "mini-lesson," and there's much to learn from it. You'll play a beautiful, flowing picking pattern to accompany the song, along with an ... Read More

Conquer the Challenge of the Steady Thumb!

Happy Traum

The Ultimate Fingerpicking Starter Method

Syncopation is the heart and soul of guitar fingerpicking - the push and pull of the thumb maintaining a solid, foot-tapping rhythm while fingers are playing melody notes on the high strings. Keeping that beat going in the bass is one of the main stumbling blocks for many learning players. This “remedial” course will help you train your thumb to be ... Read More

Contemporary Fingerstyle Workshop

Chris Proctor
For the first time, key concepts of Chris Proctor's powerful and influential guitar workshops have been made available for home study. Using examples from a wide range of styles, Chris' method will add finesse, strength and fluidity to your playing. You'll learn spectacular solo pieces while developing invaluable insights into devices such as the partial capo, the E-bow ... Read More

Danny Boy - A Free Mini-Lesson

Happy Traum

Play an Irish Classic

"Danny Boy" is one of those rare songs that transcends the tradition/pop genres, with its sentimentality and anthem-like qualities. It's probably Ireland's most famous song. The words were written early in the 20th Century and were set to a much older tune, "The Londonderry Air" (or as the Clancy Brothers used to call it, "The London Derriere ... Read More

Doc's Guitar: Fingerpicking and Flatpicking

Doc Watson

Lessons From a Master

Doc Watson, a true master of traditional guitar styles and one of the most beloved folk musicians of all time, teaches some of the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking tunes in his vast repertoire. Split-screen images allow you to watch his picking and fretting hands at the same time. You'll see and hear Doc's guitar playing in slowed-down ... Read More

Dynamic Country Blues Guitar

Catfish Keith
"One of the finest acoustic bluesmen in America.... This man is flat-out spectacular!"- Big City Blues On this outstanding lesson, Catfish Keith teaches his trademark arrangements of seven traditional country blues songs. He first plays the tune, then slows it down to highlight how he achieves his powerful fingerpicking style featuring heavy vibrato, powerful bends, "artificial" or "harp" harmonics, bottleneck ... Read More

Easy Fingerpicking Favorites

Happy Traum
Learn to play five easy songs that should be in every fingerpicker's repertoire: "Railroad Bill," "My Creole Belle," "Cocaine Blues," "Freight Train," "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor." Happy plays each tune in its simplest form, then moves the appropriate notes off the beat (while the bass maintains its steady, on-the-beat rhythm) so you can clearly understand where ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Lesson One: Starting From Scratch

So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun founder Happy Traum offers the very best way for you to get started! This basic course in fingerstyle blues guitar breaks it all down into easily digested topics for novice players. You'll start by learning the basic blues forms and getting them securely under your belt ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues

Now that you've completed Lesson One and have made it past the basics, it's time to tackle the next level- traditional blues fingerpicking. The key to all country blues playing, and the heart of this style, is in your ability to play a rhythmic bass pulse with your thumb while your fingers pick out syncopated notes on the ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar Set

Happy Traum

Two Video Set

These two lessons are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with ... Read More
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