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 DVD 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. On this fascinating DVD, Norman expands ... 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

Russ Barenberg Teaches 20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos - Book/Audio

Russ Barenberg

Repertoire Tunes for Intermediate Players

This attractive book has a code inside that gives you computer access to the audio portion of this product. Russ Barenberg has compiled twenty solos in the bluegrass tradition -- fiddle tunes, contemporary instrumentals and breaks for songs -- that are moderately challenging but not too difficult for the average guitarist. While learning these pieces, Russ helps you develop solid flatpick guitar ... Read More

Secrets for Successful Flatpicking

Bryan Sutton
This extraordinary lesson is filled with spectacular picking, detailed instruction and invaluable advice for aspiring bluegrass guitarists at all levels. Bryan Sutton thoughtfully and methodically lays out his "tricks of the trade" to help you play any tune and improve your flatpicking speed, power, timing and musicianship. Bryan addresses many of the problems that he sees in aspiring pickers, and ... Read More

Six Unique Fiddle Tune Arrangements for Solo Flatpicked Guitar

Eric Skye

Lessons with a Master Guitarist

Fiddle tunes are typically played at fast tempos by instruments associated with bluegrass, old-time or country dance music. In the hands of a master guitarist like Eric Skye, though, these tunes become something very different. He eases up the tempo, pulling emotion from the melodies with rich bass notes, ringing harmonies and  chordal melodies. His approach stresses musicianship and ... Read More
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