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

Easy Guide to Tuning Your Guitar

Happy Traum, John Sebastian

Secrets to Staying and Playing Perfectly in Tune

There is nothing more important to making good music than having your instrument play (and stay) perfectly in tune. An out-of-tune guitar can be a painful experience for you and your listeners alike, and tuning it up can be a frustrating and time-consuming process for new players. We feel that tuning should be learned right along with fretting, chording and ... Read More

Easy Guitar Chords and Progressions

Artie Traum

An Effortless Way To Make Your Songs Sound Great!

By moving one finger to a different fret, a familiar chord takes on a whole new quality! Move a chord shape to a different position on the neck and you have a rich, advanced-sounding progression! Welcome to Artie Traum's lesson in how to use chords to enhance basic folk, country, blues and rock songs. Artie designed the perfect lesson ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Lesson One: Starting From Scratch

So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun founder Happy Traum offers the very best way for you to get started! This basic course in fingerstyle blues guitar breaks it all down into easily digested topics for novice players. You'll start by learning the basic blues forms and getting them securely under your belt ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues

Now that you've completed Lesson One and have made it past the basics, it's time to tackle the next level- traditional blues fingerpicking. The key to all country blues playing, and the heart of this style, is in your ability to play a rhythmic bass pulse with your thumb while your fingers pick out syncopated notes on the ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar Videos 1 and 2

Happy Traum

Two Video Set

These two lessons are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Two-Video Set

Happy Traum, Artie Traum
These lessons have been produced so that players at all levels will be able to play along and jam with famed musicians Happy and Artie Traum. They're filled with detailed instruction, good songs, invaluable advice, and the techniques you'll need to trade riffs, use chord inversions, move around the fingerboard and improvise creative solos. Video 1 shows you ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Video 1

Happy Traum, Artie Traum

Play Along and Learn!

There is nothing more fun and exciting for a guitar player than having the skills to improvise in a jam session. The trick is to have your fundamentals down so you can be comfortable when you play with others. Happy and Artie Traum have designed this lesson so that even a novice will be able to play along, but it ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Video 2

Happy Traum, Artie Traum

Exploring the Keys of C, D and G

Play along with Happy and Artie Traum as they continue their excursion into blues jamming and improvisation. Like their previous lesson, this one is filled with good songs, sage advice, important tips and fascinating insights into blues guitar techniques. Each key on the guitar lends itself to distinct licks, chord positions, turnarounds and bass patterns. Happy and Artie make learning ... Read More

Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

Aaron Gilmartin

Adding Brazilian Sounds to Your Repertoire

The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years, influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos. Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique ... Read More

Easy Steps to Flamenco Guitar

Aaron Gilmartin

Play Along and Learn

Sound like a flamenco guitarist today! Aaron Gilmartin has made his introduction to this guitar style so easy that even someone with just a minimal amount of guitar experience can start playing this exciting and passionate music. To get you going, Aaron has chosen Tango Flamenco, one of the great traditional Latin dance forms transformed by flamenco. It's based ... Read More

Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Video One: Demystifying Alternate Thumb Style

There is probably no acoustic guitar style as popular, or as mysterious to novices, as alternate-bass fingerpicking. For many aspiring players the ability to maintain a rock-steady rhythmic pulse with their thumb while picking out off-the-beat melody notes with their fingers represents a "holy grail" of country, folk and blues playing. The beauty of this style is that you are ... Read More
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