Lead Singing and Rhythm Guitar

Peter Rowan

Finding Your Bluegrass Voice

One of America's greatest bluegrass musicians has made a lesson that will help you improve your singing and strengthen your rhythm guitar playing. Peter Rowan imparts wisdom and advice based on decades of experience playing with bands from Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys to Old and In the Way. You'll gain unique insights into Peter Rowan ... Read More

Learn Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar - Two Lesson Set

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Easy Arrangements for Intermediate Players

Learn fourteen iconic songs by America's first and greatest jam band. With complete transcriptions and Jeffrey’s clear, step-by-step demonstrations, you’ll go beyond strumming the basic chords, adding riffs and lead licks inspired by the Dead’s studio recordings and live jams. Most of the material is played in standard tuning with a pick, but you’ll also learn some fingerstyle and ... Read More

Learning To Flatpick - Three Lesson Set

Steve Kaufman

A Complete Course in Bluegrass Guitar

Steve Kaufman's comprehensive three-DVD course in bluegrass flatpicking takes you from "Picking 101" through advanced techniques that will enable you to hold your own in any band or jam session. On Lesson #1, From the Beginning, you'll learn a variety of essential flatpicking skills: proper pick grip, down-up strokes, rhythmic strumming and song accompaniment. Only a few minutes ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - Video 1

Steve Kaufman

From the Beginning

Steve Kaufman's comprehensive "101" level course lays down all the groundwork needed to really dig into the flatpicking style. He starts at the beginning, with close-up examinations of how to hold and use the pick, the distinctions between lead and chord playing and how to get good clarity from your hand positions. Steve introduces you to a variety of ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - Video 2

Steve Kaufman

Building Bluegrass Technique

Steve Kaufman helps you move beyond the basics and on to the next level of flatpicking technique. You'll be playing more smoothly in no time with Steve's clear and patient instructions. He helps you build your "runs vocabulary" and his crosspicking tips ( on upswing, continuity, tone, sustaining notes and timekeeping) are priceless. Learn how to build a flatpicking ... Read More

Learning to Flatpick - Video 3

Steve Kaufman

Developing Speed and Style

Move beyond the basics and get into the finer points of bluegrass flatpicking! You'll be jamming with the best of them once you've mastered the tunes and techniques on this final lesson in this series. Steve Kaufman broadens your musical vocabulary by focusing on the essentials of good picking techniques. You'll learn to play six classic fiddle ... Read More

Learn Seven Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar - Lesson 1

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Easy Arrangements for Intermediate Players

Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to life on your guitar! This easy-to-follow lesson teaches complete arrangements to seven songs, including both rhythm and lead parts. It includes acoustic favorites Friend of the Devil and Black Peter; classic ballads Brokedown Palace and Stella Blue; and the great jam tunes Fire on the Mountain, New Speedway Boogie and Cassidy. Musician ... 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

Learn Three (More) Iconic Songs by Richard Thompson

Zak Hobbs

Dimming of the Day, Heart Needs a Home, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight.

Zak Hobbs knows the songs of Richard Thompson as well as anyone. He has been studying the profound and compelling music of his grandfather since he started playing as a young teen. Following his very successful first Homespun lesson, Zak continues his exploration into Thompson’s style with three of RT’s best-loved songs: Dimming of the Day, Heart Needs a Home ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar With a Flatpick - Video 3

Adam Traum

Licks, Tricks and Time-Honored Songs

Adding a third great lesson to his popular series, Adam Traum helps you build your repertoire by exploring six classic tunes, each one representing a different blues style. He demonstrates important pick techniques, along with a variety of chord shapes, licks and solos that can be applied to any blues song you want to play. Starting with I Shall Not ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues with a Flatpick - Three Video Set

Adam Traum

A Complete Course

Blues guitar isn't just for fingerpickers! Adam Traum shows how you can develop a powerful blues style utilizing the special qualities you get from a pick. Using a flatpick on a steel-string acoustic guitar gives you a big sound and the ability to play punchy rhythms and lightning-fast single-string lead lines. Adam Traum shows how you can develop a ... Read More

Learn To Play Waltzes Bluegrass Style

Steve Kaufman

Essential Instrumentals for Flatpickers

Add the stunning beauty of the waltz to your repertoire of flatpicked guitar instrumentals. Steve Kaufman plays and teaches five compelling pieces, showing you how to play them up-close and in careful detail. This lesson will delight learning guitarists, from easy intermediate to advanced level players. Steve demonstrates each tune in its simplest form, with a measure-by-measure explanation of how ... Read More
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