12-String Guitar Techniques

Happy Traum

Blues, Rags, Ballads and Instrumentals

Play the powerful basses, dynamic rhythms and rich, resonant chords that are only possible on the 12-string guitar! This lesson by veteran guitarist Happy Traum teaches songs, styles and techniques that will open up vast possibilities on this exciting instrument. The 12-string's six sets of doubled strings provide a depth of sound, richness of tone and rhythmic possibilities that ... Read More
Instant Download

$24.95

DVD

$29.95

A Beginner's Guide to Chord Positions

Happy Traum

Simple, Creative Ways to Move Up the Neck

This two-CD course was made specifically for those guitar students who have never ventured into the unknown territory above the third fret. Although it may seem mysterious at first, it's actually easy to find your way into the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The knowledge you'll gain will give you a deeper understanding of the guitar and will ... Read More
Instant Download

$16.95

Book + CD

$19.95

Acoustic Blues Guitar - A Beginner's Guide

Happy Traum
Learn to play in the styles of great country bluesmen such as Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and countless others! Happy starts with the assumption that you know nothing at all about playing blues, and all the basics are covered for novice players. The lessons progress very quickly, though, so that before the first CD is finished ... Read More
Instant Download

$24.95

Book + CD

$37.50

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
Instant Download

$24.95

DVD

$29.95

American Stranger - CD + DVD

Happy Traum
Happy Traum's second solo CD, originally issued by Kicking Mule Records, now reissued with PDF tablature book for viewing or printing out plus bonus DVD featuring Happy in concert. Lots of great songs and fingerpicking! With Pat Alger, John Sebastian, Eric Weissberg, Roly Salley, Andy Robinson, Betty MacDonald. Happy Traum's second solo album, originally released in 1977, was ... Read More
CD

$19.95

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 ... Read More
Instant Download

$24.95

DVD

$29.95

An 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
Instant Download

$14.95

DVD

$19.95

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
Instant Download

$19.95

DVD

$24.95

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
Instant Download

$19.95

DVD

$24.95

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
Instant Download

$34.95

DVD

$39.95

Basic Theory That Every Guitar Player Should Know - Book + CD

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

This clear, informative and user-friendly book has been expanded from Happy's top-selling DVDs 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 CD to help you better understand your instrument and the music you play on it. This 64-page book can ... Read More
Instant Download

$14.95

Book + CD

$19.95

Basic Theory That Every Guitar Player Should Know - DVD 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
Instant Download

$19.95

DVD

$24.95

Page 1 of 6