20 Gospel Songs That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know

Steve Kaufman
Here's a course of study that teaches you flatpicking techniques on your guitar while inspiring you with classic songs of faith. Steve Kaufman teaches a dazzling set of challenging and beautiful gospel standards that are essential repertoire for every aspiring guitarist - great for playing at jam sessions and for family, church, camp or other venues for sacred songs. As ... Read More

Easy Gospel Guitar

Steve Kaufman
Learn arrangements to your favorite gospel songs while you improve your guitar technique! Beginners will develop a repertoire of tunes and intermediate players will find new ways to pick instrumental solos. Steve teaches a wide variety of essentials to add style to your playing: bass walks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, diminished chords, turnarounds, licks, rhythm patterns, chord progressions, double-stops (harmonies), back-up techniques ... Read More

Gospel Guitar

Happy Traum

Ten Easy Songs of Spirit and Faith

Here are ten carefully chosen traditional spirituals, hymns and bluegrass gospel songs that any beginner or early-intermediate player will enjoy learning. These beautiful songs have been specifically arranged to help you expand your repertoire of folk/gospel material while developing knowledge, technique and skill on your guitar. The songs have been designed so that you'll gain experience with basic ... Read More

Harlem Street Singer

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The Reverend Gary Davis Story

Harlem Street Singer tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues and gospel musician whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar inspired a generation of musicians. The film traces Davis’s journey out of poverty in the Deep South to his iconic status in the folk and rock scene in 1960s New York. It includes rare documentary ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Each song is ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

This guitar lesson features some great songs taken from the gospel/blues tradition. The arrangements utilize steady-bass fingerpicking, blues licks, bass runs, turnarounds and complete solos within a repertoire of "sanctified"songs. Paul and Silas (All Night Long) is a spiritual in E with rich chord changes and a bluesy beat. 12 Gates to the City, played in A ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Two-Video set

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Lesson One starts ... Read More

Take Command of Your Fretboard!

Woody Mann

A Practical Approach to Understanding Chords and Melody Through Blues, Gospel and Fingerstyle Originals

This extraordinary 2-volume set teaches exciting new pieces, invaluable musical concepts, and an understanding of the fretboard to help you build your guitar playing to new levels. Starting from the basic chord positions, guitarist and educator Woody Mann walks you through ways to “play off” the chords and extend the positions up the neck using smaller shapes, double stops and ... Read More

The Guitar of Larry Campbell- Interpreting the Gospel Songs and Style of Rev Gary Davis

Larry Campbell

An In-Depth Exploration of Powerful Fingerpicking Classics

Larry Campbell has played with some of the biggest names in the music business, but he grew up listening to the inspirational songs and dazzling guitar technique of the Rev. Gary Davis. On this powerful instructional DVD, he and Teresa Williams offer dynamic performances of five songs by the legendary master, and then Larry breaks down each one, covering both ... Read More

Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Maybelle Carter Style

Happy Traum
Just about everyone knows this great old country/gospel song. It’s sung and played at least once at every jam session and campfire singalong, not to mention being the perfect ending to an evening concert. A. P. Carter picked it up from an old hymn, written in 1907, and he, Sara and Maybelle inspired its unending popularity when the Carter Family ... Read More

Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Travis Style

Happy Traum

Lesson 2

In his previous lesson, Happy taught this song in the thumb-lead style, playing the melody in the bass with rhythm back-up learned from the playing of Mother Maybelle Carter. In this session, you’ll learn how to play Will the Circle Be Unbroken using the alternating-thumb fingerpicking style made famous by Merle Travis and many other country, blues and folk guitarists ... Read More

Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Two-Lesson Set

Happy Traum

Maybelle Carter Style and Travis Style

Just about everyone knows this great old country/gospel song. It’s sung and played at least once at every jam session and campfire singalong, not to mention being the perfect ending to an evening concert. A. P. Carter picked it up from an old hymn, written in 1907, and he, Sara and Maybelle inspired its unending popularity when the Carter ... Read More