Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock!

James Nash

Pushing the Boundaries of Your Rhythm and Lead Playing

James Nash is a guitarist who likes to “take it to the edge,” bringing a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to the acoustic guitar. That’s what he does when he plays with his ambitious roots-rock band, The Waybacks, and he breaks down those formidable picking skills into accessible lessons for players of all levels.  James has amazing chops and ... Read More

Mastering Bluegrass Guitar

Russ Barenberg

For Intermediate and Advanced Flatpickers

If you have always wanted to play the hot licks and impressive solos of the great bluegrass guitar players, then this exciting series of lessons is for you. Russ Barenberg gives flatpickers new challenges and classic tunes to play. Best of all, when it's time to step up and play a solo in a jam session or performance situation ... Read More

New Acoustic Guitar

Tony Rice
Here's the whole gamut of the Tony Rice guitar, from bluegrass to his own "new acoustic" compositions. You'll learn licks, runs, tunes, advanced rhythm parts and the complex, improvisational solos that Tony is known for all over the world. Songs: Red-Haired Boy, Little Sadie, Your Love Is Like A Flower, Blue Railroad Train, Old Train, Ginseng Sullivan, Wild ... Read More

New Directions In Flatpicking

Beppe Gambetta

Bluegrass to European Dance Tunes

Take an adventure in acoustic world music! Beppe Gambetta's reinterpretations of American and European musical traditions offer intermediate and advanced flatpickers a passport to inspiration. He teaches several distinctive techniques which will add zesty new flavors to your entire repertoire. You'll learn Beppe's unique renditions of American fiddle tunes (Soldier's Joy, Old Joe Clark), his lyrical ... Read More

Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques - Two-Video Set

Norman Blake

Lessons One and Two

Get both of Norman Blake's terrific DVD lessons and save! Lesson 1: Norman teaches the flatpicking fundamentals and fretting techniques that give his songs, licks and instrumentals their soulful trademark sound. Norman also provides invaluable tips on the use of the capo, using open strings, special tunings, back-up technique and lots more. You'll learn his unique rolling pick ... Read More

Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques - Video 1

Nancy Blake, Norman Blake

Songs, Instrumentals and Styles

This video is a boon to all players who want to explore country flatpicking and the smooth, uncluttered Norman Blake guitar style. In his clear and concise way, Norman covers the basics of his technique so that even near-beginners will gain the important skills necessary to play in this style. You'll learn alternating strokes, rolls, crosspicking, single string/rhythm ... Read More

Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques-Video 2

Norman Blake

Ten Stellar Songs and Instrumentals

Norman Blake has long been an icon for lovers of great country-style guitar, a "musician's musician" whose impeccable taste and sure touch have inspired countless folk, bluegrass and country players. Norman's music combines a true old-time sound with just enough of a modern touch to make his playing both timeless and contemporary.   Norman expands the exploration of ... Read More

Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Teach Songs, Guitar and Musicianship

Peter Rowan, Tony Rice

Play Along and Learn with Two Legendary Artists!

Play Along and Learn with Two Legendary Artists! This captivating session brings together two undisputed giants in the field of bluegrass guitar. Peter Rowan and Tony Rice teach great songs and pass on the techniques, musical insights and wisdom they have gained through decades of experience. This lesson will help players at a variety of levels: If you are an ... Read More

Picking Up Speed

Steve Kaufman

Drills and Tunes For Flatpick Guitarists

It's every bluegrass flatpicker's dream to be able to build up speed while maintaining good tone and timing. Now one of America's hottest players gives you the tools you need to get over the musical speed bumps -- without crashing and burning as you go. It's all a matter of getting your right- and left-hand mechanics working ... Read More

Pick Power!

Paul Mehling

Right Hand Workouts for Speed, Volume and Control

Guitarists - take control of your pick technique. Paul Mehling has developed a powerful series of exercises and practice regimens that will help all plectrum (flatpick) guitarists play with greater strength, speed, expressiveness and authority. Paul provides many paths to success for players at all levels. He shows you the basics - how to grip the pick and maintain proper hand and ... Read More

Putting the Blues Into Bluegrass

Steve Kaufman

A Dozen Classic Flatpicking Solos

Since its earliest days, bluegrass songs have incorporated elements of the blues in their licks, melodies, chord progressions and especially their titles. Steve Kaufman, Homespun’s most prolific and popular flatpick guitar instructor, brings his masterful skills to an engaging and user-friendly collection of twelve “bluesy” bluegrass standards that will serve any intermediate-level picker well in a jam, practice session or ... Read More

"Ripple" - A Grateful Dead Classic

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

A Single-Song Download-only Lesson

Here's one of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs, arranged with great accuracy by an acknowledged expert on their music. It should be easy enough for even novice players to master, while more experienced guitarists will find lots in this simple song to embellish on. Playing with a flatpick, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers takes it slow and easy with ... Read More
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