Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar Book-CD

Happy Traum
You only have to know the basic chords to get started playing fingerstyle blues guitar! Happy Traum's user-friendly lesson starts with a play-along explanation of the basic 12-bar blues form in the key of E, and then it's right into your first song. You'll gradually learn turnarounds, fills, runs, bass rhythms and "boogie woogie" walking basses and ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Seven Classic Bob Dylan Songs

Happy Traum

Easy Fingerpicking Arrangements

Songs: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Blowin' in the Wind; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; I Pity the Poor Immigrant; Buckets of Rain; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You; Farewell. Happy Traum's long association with Bob Dylan makes him the perfect instructor to teach these seven Dylan favorites. In nearly three hours of ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Songs of Pete Seeger

Happy Traum

Six Favorites for Fingerstyle Guitar

Pete Seeger had been a towering figure in the world of folk music for more than seventy years until his death in 2014 at the age of 94. He was a brilliant instrumentalist, songwriter, activist, teacher and humanitarian who introduced the world to hundreds - perhaps thousands - of great songs of all kinds.  Happy Traum, a long-time friend and colleague ... 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 I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs

Tom Rush

10 Easy-to-Play Classics

Tom Rush has always had an uncanny knack for finding - and writing -wonderful songs, many of which have continued to be played and re-interpreted by new generations of musicians. Play along with him as he personally teaches you ten of the memorable songs and guitar arrangements that have long made him one of America's most beloved performers. You'll ... Read More

How to Become a More Creative Guitarist

Adrian Legg

An Insider's Tips for Fingerstyle Players

This terrific lesson will give you all kinds of musical ideas and new ways to approach your guitar playing. Adrian Legg explores nine of his most popular instrumentals, teaching some of the devices that he has pioneered to achieve his thrilling sound. His easy but inventive arrangement of Silent Night in open D tuning gets you off to an enjoyable ... 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

Hymns for Guitar

Pete Huttlinger
Traditional hymns, with their resonant melodies, rich harmonic structures and deep messages of faith and inspiration, have been joyfully passed down through the ages. Guitar virtuoso and renowned teacher Pete Huttlinger has taken seven carefully chosen pieces and has arranged them for intermediate fingerstyle guitarists. These beautiful songs of faith can be played in family gatherings, worship services, solo performances ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Each song is ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

This guitar lesson features some great songs taken from the gospel/blues tradition. The arrangements utilize steady-bass fingerpicking, blues licks, bass runs, turnarounds and complete solos within a repertoire of "sanctified"songs. Paul and Silas (All Night Long) is a spiritual in E with rich chord changes and a bluesy beat. 12 Gates to the City, played in A ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Two-Video set

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Lesson One starts ... Read More

Innovative Arrangements for American Blues - Roots Guitar

Geoff Muldaur
Legendary singer and guitarist Geoff Muldaur has chosen six gospel and blues arrangements that are filled with ideas, techniques and wonderful songs to add to your repertoire. They include two traditional gospel songs: "Just a Little While to Stay Here," based on a New Orleans funeral march in dropped D tuning; the soulful "Trouble Soon Be Over" in open G ... Read More
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