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

Arpeggio Power!

Paul Mehling

A Systematic Approach to Conquering the Guitar Fretboard

“Arpeggios are the DNA ofmusic.” - Paul Mehling Arpeggios (chords played as individual notes) are an indispensable component of music and can become an invaluable tool in your musical bag of tricks. Many melodies are built upon arpeggios, and their intervals and patterns are the key to understanding improvisation. In short, arpeggio knowledge can set you apart from other guitar ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - DVD 1

Pete Huttlinger

DVD 1 - Instrumentals From a National Champion

When you hear Peter Huttlinger on recordings or in concert it's no mystery why he won the National Fingerpicking Competition in Winfield, Kansas, or why he is quickly becoming a powerful force in the acoustic guitar world. Pete's picking is clean, soulful and, at times, blazingly fast. Whether he's playing his arrangement of a classic pop tune ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - DVD 2

Pete Huttlinger

DVD Two - More Instrumentals from a National Champion

Pete Huttlinger continues his exploration of the guitar arrangements that have won him accolades throughout the acoustic guitar world - and a National Fingerstyle Championship! An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete brings his spectacular playing to learning fingerstyle players with dramatic performance pieces that are as challenging as they are fun to learn. Pete starts out by teaching his Merle Travis-inspired ... Read More

Arrangements for Solo Acoustic Guitar - Two-DVD Set

Pete Huttlinger
These two DVDs will challenge you and help bring your guitar chops to new levels! Whether he's teaching his arrangement of a classic pop tune or one of his own compositions, Pete's style is clear, methodical and personable as he imparts invaluable musical knowledge and innumerable playing tips. An engaging and accomplished instructor, Pete makes his dramatic performance ... Read More

Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Do That Guitar Rag

Woody Mann
In "Do That Guitar Rag," Woody Mann teaches the sounds and techniques of the classic ragtime blues guitar style. Inspired by the early masters such as Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, and Blind Boy Fuller, Woody has written original tunes that break down the complexities of the music into clear and playable instrumentals. Working in standard tuning ... Read More

Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Early Roots

Woody Mann
"Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar – Early Roots" teaches the song forms and techniques of early American folk and blues guitar styles.  Acclaimed blues performer and educator Woody Mann teaches five blues songs based on the playing of such originators as Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Scrapper Blackwell, and Tommy Johnson. Written for the near ... Read More

Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Handful of Riffs

Woody Mann
In Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar - Handful of Riffs Woody Mann teaches five repertoire building songs arranged for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist.  Inspired by Woody's favorite traditional blues tunes, these easy to follow arrangements teach a variety of acoustic blues styles and sounds. Each song spotlights a specific technique for developing fingerpicking skills, rhythmic grooves and dynamics in ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Advanced Bluegrass Licks

Josh Yenne
Guitar flatpickers will love these six hot licks! Multi-instrumentalist and session player Josh Yenne brings his potent chops to this terrific lesson, teaching you phrases that will bring power and excitement to any bluegrass solo you play. As you learn these licks, you’ll be building your flatpicking skills and gaining a strong foundation for creating lead solos for any bluegrass ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - DVD 1

Happy Traum

From Simple Strumming to Intricate Versions of Traditional Favorites - Dropped D Tuning

Here's the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - DVD 2

Happy Traum

From Simple Strumming to Intricate Versions of Traditional Favorites - Standard Tuning

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques That Every Guitarist Should Know - Two-DVD Set

Happy Traum
GET THE TWO-DVD SET AND SAVE! DVD 1 - Songs in Dropped D Tuning DVD 2 - Songs in Standard Tuning These two DVD lessons will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of creating beautiful, compelling ... Read More
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