Adam Traum’s Ukulele Club

Adam Traum

Six Lessons for Beginners and Beyond

Adam Traum’s long-running weekly Ukulele Club was the basis for this terrific lesson, which takes you, in six sections, from the very basics of uke playing well into intermediate territory.  Lesson One starts with the fundamentals of rhythm, then quickly moves into some basic chords and how to change them in time. An old favorite, Buffalo Gals, with an ... Read More

A Six-Pack of Moveable Blues Licks

Adam Traum

With Play-Along Backup Tracks

Playing lead lines and licks for blues tunes teaches you a lot about navigating the guitar’s fretboard. In this fun one-hour session, Adam Traum teaches six truly cool moveable licks (no open strings) in a variety of positions. Once you learn them, you can simply slide them up or down to the chord or key that the song requires.  ... Read More

Basic Mandolin for Guitar Players

Adam Traum

A Jumpstart for Mandolin

Guitarist Adam Traum casually picked up the mandolin to bring to jam sessions, since there are usually more than enough guitars to go around. From that start he gained a love and respect for the mandolin’s widely expressive range, and he explores the instrument here from a guitar player’s perspective.  Although non-guitar pickers will also benefit from this beginner’s ... Read More

E Blues Double Stops, Harmonized Scales and a Few Cool Riffs

Adam Traum

A Homespun Mini Lesson

Knowing double stops is a great way to learn the guitar’s fretboard and develop riffs of your own. In this lesson guitarist Adam Traum teaches harmonized scales and the fundamental theory behind double stops to help you create dynamic solos for blues in the key of E. He teaches some cool licks that will add to any aspiring player's ... Read More

Electric Guitar for Beginners - Two-Video Set

Adam Traum

Two DVD Set

Get started playing electric guitar - and have fun doing it! The key to success on a new instrument is motivation, and these two lessons will have you making cool music immediately - inspiring you (or your kids) to practice and improve quickly. Lesson 1 gets you familiar with your instrument and shows how to tune up, get good tone, hold the ... Read More

Electric Guitar for Beginners - Video One

Adam Traum

DVD One: Getting Started

Get started playing electric guitar and have fun doing it! The key to success on a new instrument is motivation, and this lesson has you making cool music immediately - inspiring you (or your kids) to practice and improve quickly. After introducing you to the parts of the instrument and demonstrating how to tune up, get good tone, hold the pick ... Read More

Electric Guitar for Beginners - Video Two

Adam Traum

DVD Two: Expanding Your Skills

Continue building your skills and techniques on the electric guitar. Adam Traum brings novice players directly into the world of blues and rock styles with this exciting, easy to follow lesson. He provides invaluable advice and important information while teaching pick technique, chord shapes, "strike and slides," blues scales, licks and powerful soloing ideas. He shows you how authentic lead ... Read More

Great Electric Guitar Lessons

Ray Flacke, Roy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Wariner, Jim Weider, Ray Benson, Adam Traum

Blues, Slide, Country and Old Fashioned Rock 'n' Roll

For the past half-century the electric guitar has been woven into the fabric of American roots music, and its power and allure still make it our most popular musical instrument.  The instruction on this rich compilation covers a wide range of musical applications for the electric guitar, taught by some of the top guitar players in their respective genres ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick - DVD 2

Adam Traum
Following the success of his first “Blues With a Flatpick” video, Adam Traum has created a user-friendly, pick-style lesson in the blues that will teach you licks, scales, bass runs, chord shapes, turnarounds and progressions in a variety of keys and blues genres.  Starting with a “straight-eight Jimmy Reed” rhythm in E, Adam methodically adds bass run turnarounds, riffs ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick - Two- Video Set

Adam Traum
GET THE 2-VIDEO SET AND SAVE! Acoustic blues guitar has long been primarily in the fingerstyle domain, but no more! On these two lessons, Adam Traum shows how you can develop powerful blues style using a flatpick. Adam teaches rhythms, blues scales, licks, lead lines and even play-along sections that will improve the technique of any learning guitarist. From the ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick - Video 1

Adam Traum
Using a flatpick on a steel-string acoustic guitar gives you a big sound and the ability to play punchy rhythms and lightning-fast single string lead lines. Adam Traum shows how you can develop a powerful blues style utilizing the special qualities you get from a pick. Adam starts you off witha basic shuffle rhythm in E, gradually introducing bass runs ... Read More

"Moonshiner"

Adam Traum

A Classic Folksong

“The Moonshiner” is a favorite traditional song that has been recorded by the Clancy Brothers, Tex Ritter, Bob Dylan, the Punch Brothers, Uncle Tupelo and innumerable other artists and groups through the years. Adam Traum has made an enjoyable and very accessible arrangement of this folk standard that can be played (and sung) by acoustic guitarists as a solo piece ... Read More
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