An Intimate Lesson with Tony Rice

Tony Rice
This archival video lesson, originally recorded in 1984, brings the fabulous Tony Rice picking style up close and personal so you can clearly see what he's doing. Tony chose six songs and instrumentals to demonstrate a variety of styles and techniques, and he breaks them down carefully for the learning player. Throughout this 60-minute lesson you'll be able ... Read More

Arpeggio Power!

Paul Mehling

A Systematic Approach to Conquering the Guitar Fretboard

“Arpeggios are the DNA of music.” - Paul Mehling Arpeggios (chords played as individual notes) are an indispensable component of music and can become an invaluable tool in your musical bag of tricks. Many melodies are built upon arpeggios, and their intervals and patterns are the key to understanding improvisation. In short, arpeggio knowledge can set you apart from other ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Advanced Bluegrass Licks

Josh Yenne
Guitar flatpickers will love these six hot licks! Multi-instrumentalist and session player Josh Yenne brings his potent chops to this terrific lesson, teaching you phrases that will bring power and excitement to any bluegrass solo you play. As you learn these licks, you’ll be building your flatpicking skills and gaining a strong foundation for creating lead solos for any bluegrass ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Tony Rice Licks

Josh Yenne
Tony Rice’s unique style has intrigued bluegrass flatpickers for decades, and his lightning-fast licks have influenced generations of aspiring guitarists. Continuing his popular “Six Pack” series, Josh Yenne methodically breaks down six of Tony’s classic licks in a way that’s easy to learn and to play along with. A sought-after sideman and gifted instructor, Josh plays each lick at different ... Read More

Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Steve Kaufman
Here's your chance to learn the basics of bluegrass back-up guitar! Steve Kaufman teaches you how to play solid rhythm, from playing behind the simplest two-chord song to the complex chord progressions needed to accompany Texas-style fiddle tunes. Steve starts with the fundamentals, showing you how to hold the pick, get good tone, and play the basic bass/chord ... Read More

Bluegrass Guitar - Building Powerful Solos

David Grier
Here is an award-winning guitarist's blueprint for taking a successful bluegrass solo. On this excellent lesson, David Grier outlines the wide variety of techniques necessary to establish solid flatpicking style and play hot bluegrass guitar. He takes all the elements of his dazzling style - slides, hammers, pulls, crosspicking, pick-and-fingers technique, bends, double-stops, raking and other devices - and pulls them ... Read More

Building Dynamic Solos

James Nash

"Call and Response” Ideas for Lead Guitar

James Nash is an engaging communicator who makes this lesson exciting from the first notes. He approaches soloing and improvisation using a powerful musical concept: “Call and response.” Referencing the scales and chord progressions of some familiar songs, James shows intermediate/advanced players how to build powerful and creative solos up and down the fretboard.  Opening with the classic ... Read More

Country Swing Back-Up Guitar

Nick Forster
Add moving bass lines and jazz-based chords to fiddle tunes and country songs for authentic Western Swing style guitar accompaniment! Nick Forster provides the tools needed to move out of open positions and into the chord shapes and progressions that give this rhythm style its distinctive sound. You'll learn to create solid flatpicking accompaniments to songs and instrumentals--Sally ... Read More

Dan Crary's Flatpick Guitar Workshop

Dan Crary

An Exploration of Dynamic Soloing

You won't find a better teacher than Dan Crary to show you how to play exciting flatpicking tunes on the guitar. This in-depth lesson by one of the most dynamic and accomplished players on the acoustic music scene contains a wealth of technical knowledge, encouragement, inspiration and powerful ideas that will benefit all players. It's designed to give ... 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

Easy Bluegrass and Country Guitar

Happy Traum
Guaranteed the quickest and easiest way to get into playing the real country guitar! Happy Traum will get you started in this popular American guitar style and get you ready to move on to more advanced studies. You'll learn to handle a flatpick, play a basic scale, then master these techniques: accompanying songs in straight and waltz time; picking ... Read More

Eight Great Tunes and Variations for Flatpick Guitar

Dan Crary
Here's a great way to improve your guitar skills, build your repertoire, and develop an ability to expand basic tunes into complete instrumental arrangements. Dan Crary teaches eight of his most requested show-stoppers, demonstrating them up to speed and then slowing them down to explain the finer points of flatpicking.Dan includes well-known Irish and American fiddle tunes as ... Read More
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