"In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" - A Blues Classic

Happy Traum

Single Song Lesson, includes music and tab

This classic blues song, originally played on piano and sung by the great Leroy Carr, has been recorded by everyone from Ray Charles to Nina Simone. There's even a wonderful version on banjo by Pete Seeger. It’s one of the most evocative and beautiful blues tunes ever written. Happy Traum’s version is based on both Big Bill Broonzy’s amazing late ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 1

Rainer Brunn

Five Classics for Fingerstyle Guitarists

In his first lesson for Homespun, the excellent German fingerstyle blues artist Rainer Brunn teaches five classic numbers that will bolster your repertoire and expand your arsenal of licks. We’re proud to introduce him to a new audience as he brings his formidable chops to this carefully organized and articulately-taught video. Rainer opens the lesson with Keep It Clean, a ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 3

Rainer Brunn

Four Songs by Blind Blake

Blind Blake was a fingerstyle blues and ragtime guitarist of unparalleled virtuosity and musical dexterity, a hugely influential force on both his contemporaries (including Rev. Gary Davis) and a large cohort of acoustic blues and ragtime revivalist players. Learning the songs of Blind Blake is a challenge even for the most experienced country blues pickers, but guitarist/teacher Rainer Brunn ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 4

Rainer Brunn

Five Songs in Open D Tuning

Rainer Brunn has delivered another beautifully detailed lesson that will thrill and inspire all fingerpicking players. This time, he teaches five songs in open D. As in all of Rainer’s lessons, his setlist of songs is nuanced and musically creative. In his hands, the open tuning brings ringing strings, rich textures and the always-powerful alternating bass rhythm. Rainer starts off ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 5

Rainer Brunn

Songs of Bo Carter

Here’s a new gem from the ever-popular German fingerstyle guitarist Rainer Brunn, who digs into four songs by the great Bo Carter. Born Armentor Chatmon, Carter is often overlooked as one of the early country blues pioneers. As bandleader of the Mississippi Sheiks and as a soloist, he became known among blues enthusiasts for his bawdy, clever songs that featured great ... Read More

John Sebastian Teaches Eight Lovin' Spoonful Hits

John Sebastian

(and Welcome Back)

Learn to play some of the most enduring hits in the history of rock and roll! John Sebastian guides you through nine of his classic songs, teaching the chord progressions, bass lines, strums and fingerpicking techniques that will enable you to play these good-time tunes with relative ease. With his affable good humor and impeccable musicianship, John points out the ... Read More

Jorma Kaukonen's Fingerpicking Guitar Method

Jorma Kaukonen
This is the ultimate course in Jorma Kaukonen's unique and influential blues and country guitar fingerpicking style, filled with invaluable wisdom, advice and techniques for learning pickers at all levels. Jorma gears this material to players who have little knowledge of the fingerpicking basics while skillfully engaging more experienced guitarists as well. You'll learn five traditional and original ... Read More

"Just For the Love of It" CD Download PLUS Instructional Video Package

Happy Traum

Listen and then learn to play the songs

Happy Traum Teaches Fingerstyle Arrangements for Six Blues, Country and Folk Songs From His Acclaimed CD "Just For the Love of It” Two-hour video download $24.95 Catalog DL-HAP-JF21 Level 3 These six 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 ... Read More

Keb' Mo' - The Complete Two-Video Set!

Keb' Mo'
Get both of Keb' Mo's instructional Videos and SAVE! Learn blues, folk and just a touch of jazz with these excellent lessons from a legendary player. Keb' Mo' is one of our great contemporary performing and recording artists, and he's an engaging and entertaining instructor as well. You'll get a real guitar education in blues guitar fingerpicking ... Read More

Keep Your Hand On The Plow

Happy Traum

Easy Fingerpicking For Starting Players

Keep Your Hand On The Plow is a famous old spiritual and civil rights anthem that's great for learning basic fingerpicking. Happy's user-friendly lesson will help beginning pickers keep their steady-thumb, alternating bass technique going while picking out the easily accessible melody notes on the treble strings. Since the song only has two chords (A minor and E7 ... Read More

Laurence Juber In Concert

Laurence Juber, Preston Reed

with special guest Preston Reed

Fingerstyle ace Laurence Juber displays his usual combination of technical virtuosity and high musicianship. Recorded "live" at the famed Caffé Milano in Nashville, LJ plays some of his most requested pieces-- Rules of the Road, Pass the Buck, When Harry Got to Heaven, Solo Flight, In Your Arms, Cobalt Blue, You Can't Go Back, Bob's Your Uncle and ... Read More

Learn Three Iconic Richard Thompson Songs

Zak Hobbs

Beeswing, Valerie, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Richard Thompson is indisputably high up in the pantheon of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of our time. His style is hugely influential and his songs are widely sung, but it is his unique instrumental arrangements that have captivated guitar players around the world. No one knows the intricacies of Richard Thompson’s guitar technique better than Zak Hobbs. The grandson ... Read More
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