Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Video 2

Martin Simpson

Creating Your Own Arrangements

Martin Simpson's compellingly beautiful music is evidence of his unique understanding of the guitar's possibilities. His impeccable tone and brilliant arrangements of Celtic, British and American guitar songs and instrumentals are widely admired but rarely mastered. On this powerful and revealing lesson, Martin explains how he arrives at his distinctive settings. He imparts invaluable instruction that will help ... Read More

Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Video 3

Martin Simpson

Developing Style & Repertoire

"His performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beauty. Sheer mastery of the acoustic guitar."-- Guitar Player Magazine Get ready to dig into more of Martin Simpson's beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins his third lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of 'G sus.4' tuning. Betsy The ... Read More

A Crash Course in Open Tunings for Guitar

Mary Flower
You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately. An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals for each ... Read More

A Fingerstyle Christmas

Happy Traum

Guitar Arrangements to Seven Beloved Songs and Carols.

These seven traditional Christmas songs and carols have been specially arranged so that even an early-intermediate guitarist can play them, but more advanced players will have much to learn as well. Drawing on his experience as one of America's most popular guitar teachers, Happy Traum has carefully chosen each classic song for its "playability" as well as its timeless ... Read More

A Flatpicker's Guide to Better Playing

Russ Barenberg

Tone, Timing, Improvisation & More

A good flatpick guitarist is much more than someone who plays all the right notes. The player who stands out in a crowd exhibits a combination of skill and musicianship that makes the music come alive and leaves the listener craving to hear more. This lesson will help make you the best guitarist you can be. Russ Barenberg shows you ... Read More

A Guitarist's Guide to Better Practicing

Pete Huttlinger

Improve Technique, Build Stamina and Increase Speed

Peter Huttlinger's amazing guitar technique didn't just happen. He developed it over the years, enhanced by good practice and exercise regimens. As a guitar teacher with more than sixteen years experience, Pete knew that the most important thing that players need is guidance in their practicing routine. He saw guitarists playing a piece for years, making the same ... Read More

All Four Parking Lot Pickers' Sets - Complete Package

Steve Kaufman

80 Bluegrass Solos + hundreds of music and tab pages on pdf files

Get the entire Parking Lot Pickers Audio Series! This fabulous complete set contains EIGHTY flatpicking arrangements at an amazing price! Great for players at all levels, this unique course by one of America's most popular instructors will build your flatpicking skills and provide a repertoire of tunes that will get you through any jam session. Read More

All Star Bluegrass Jam Along for Guitar

David Grier with Matt Flinner and Todd Phillips
Here is a fabulous collection of twenty-one "must know" bluegrass songs and instrumentals, created especially for learning players by some of the world's top bluegrass artists. Each of the five book/CDs in this new series highlights one of the instruments of a standard Bluegrass band. This one features the spectacular guitar playing of David Grier. David plays two ... Read More

Alternate Guitar Tunings Demystified

Martin Simpson

Retune to Create Ringing Harmonies and Elegant Arrangements

Martin Simpson has built a formidable career on impeccable musicianship and stunning guitar arrangements. His creative use of altered tunings brings brilliant harmonic colors, cascading notes and resonant voicings to every song he plays.  Knowing that you may be reluctant to retune and head into uncharted territory, Martin has made a lesson that takes the “fear factor” out of ... Read More

An Easy Guide to Open D

Happy Traum

The Must-Know Tuning for Fingerpickers and Blues Guitarists

Tuning to an open chord is a satisfying and fun way to play, giving you rich, resonant sounds with relatively little effort. Just follow the tuning instructions by Happy Traum, then strum the open strings for a ringing D chord; G, A and other major chords can be made with simple one-finger barres. It’s all explained in such a way ... Read More

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

An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar

Roy Book Binder
The inestimable Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. This time around he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching the essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy starts his lesson with an exploration of ... Read More
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