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

A Guitarist's Guide to Hybrid Picking

Zak Hobbs

Combining Flatpicking with Fingerpicking

Hybrid picking is a versatile technique that combines the power of a flatpick with the intricacy of fingerpicking. The pick plays strong bass and rhythm notes while your middle and ring fingers pick out arpeggios, harmonies and melodies. This style of picking can be applied to many musical genres and is used by numerous well-known players.  Zak Hobbs has ... Read More

Arpeggio Power!

Paul Mehling

A Systematic Approach to Conquering the Guitar Fretboard

“Arpeggios are the DNA of music.” - 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 ... Read More

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

Happy Traum
GET THE TWO-VIDEO SET AND SAVE! Video 1 - Songs in Dropped D Tuning Video 2 - Songs in Standard Tuning These two download video 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 ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - Video 1

Happy Traum

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

Here's the first in a two 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 - Video 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 Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know - Audio download and 64 page pdf book

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

This clear, informative and user-friendly pdf book has been expanded from Happy's top-selling videos of the same name, it's packed with information, musical examples, informative text and graphic charts. Happy personally guides you through the book and the accompanying instructional audio portion to help you better understand your instrument and the music you play on it. This 64-page ... Read More

Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know - Two-Video Set

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

GET THE TWO-Lesson SET AND SAVE! Guitarists: Do you know how the strings, frets, notes, scales and chords all work together to make music? Whether you're a total beginner or have been at it for years, there's a good chance you lack a basic understanding of the theory behind what you're playing. Lesson 1 Happy Traum, one ... Read More

Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know - Video 1

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

Guitarists: Do you know how the strings, frets, notes, scales and chords all work together to make music? Whether you're a total beginner or have been at it for years, there's a good chance you lack a basic understanding of the theory behind what you're playing. Happy Traum, one of the world's best-known guitar teachers, demystifies ... Read More

Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know -Video 2

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

Happy Traum continues his hands-on exploration of basic music theory, providing essential knowledge that every guitarist needs to become a more skillful, fully-rounded player. This lesson is packed with invaluable information. You'll learn moveable three- and four-string chord shapes that can be played anywhere, in any key, up and down the fretboard, along with the basic chord progressions that ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming

Pete Wernick

A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers

Pete Wernick now has the perfect solution for novice bluegrass players who want to start jamming, or for any picker wanting to build experience and confidence. He has gathered several top musicians to create a "virtual jam session" that players of any level can get in on. Here's an opportunity to participate in this wonderful activity, and get ready ... Read More

Bluegrass Jamming - Intermediate Level

Pete Wernick
Here's a full-to-the-brim video made especially for bluegrass pickers who want to take their jamming ability to the next level. It will help you build your repertoire and will vastly improve your confidence so you can join in and jam in any situation. In this carefully organized session led by Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick, a professional bluegrass band plays ... Read More
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