"Big Island" - Slack Key Style in Open G

Mike Dowling

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

Learn to play this soulful Mike Dowling original tune in the slack key style and you’ll feel the gentle breezes of the islands waft into your life. While this fingerstyle piece is reasonably easy to play, it has some really neat rhythmic and harmonic elements - lots of double-stops in thirds and sixths - that will make it well worth working ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 1

Mike Dowling
Guitarist Mike Dowling has made a lesson detailing the slide technique that he has mastered during his long and fruitful career. Whether you're a fingerpicker ready to incorporate the slide or a slide player looking for new challenges, this lesson is a must. East coast style Piedmont blues is Mike's forte, and in this comprehensive, articulate lesson workshop ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - DVD 2

Mike Dowling
Nothing creates a sound quite like a bottleneck slide, which is why it is used in everything from Delta blues to finger style folk tunes and even ragtime. All well-rounded guitarists need to know this style, and Mike Dowling's "Bottleneck - Blues And Beyond" is the best way we know to catch the spirit. On his accessible, easy-to-comprehend follow-up lesson ... Read More
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Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Two DVD Set

Mike Dowling
Get both of Mike Dowling's excursions into the world of bottleneck blues guitar at a special price and SAVE! Read More
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Great Bottleneck Blues Lessons

Roy Book Binder, Mike Dowling, Catfish Keith, Rory Block, Hans Theessink, Steve James, Keb' Mo', John Hammond, Bob Brozman
The haunting, soulful sounds of a glass or metal slide on steel guitar strings started in the Mississippi Delta and became a worldwide phenomenon, forever changing the world's musical landscape. The powerful lessons on this DVD, compiled from the Homespun archives, represent guitar instruction at its very best. Each segment, taught by a legendary master of blues/slide technique ... Read More
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Mike Dowling Plays Blues in Open G

Mike Dowling

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Mike Dowling, a blues guitar master and a Homespun instructor who is a perennial favorite, plays an improvisational groove using Open G tuning. His steady thumb and laid back style are a pleasure to watch in this outtake from his most recent Homespun video, "Mike Dowling's Roadmap to Creative Guitar Arranging." We hope you enjoy this free download that ... Read More
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Mike Dowling's Roadmap to Creative Guitar Arranging

Mike Dowling

Simple Concepts for Advanced Playing

Master musician Mike Dowling shows you, step-by-step, how to develop unique guitar arrangements for your favorite tunes. Using easily accessible fretboard techniques, he teaches, analyses and deconstructs his creative process to spark new ideas in your playing.  This lesson is filled with tips and musical advice that will forever change the way you approach your guitar. Mike’s bottom line ... Read More
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Swing Guitar - DVD 1

Mike Dowling

Lesson One: Rhythm's Where It's At!

Here's a fabulous guitar lesson that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great rhythm guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Using swing blues as a starting point, Mike ... Read More
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Swing Guitar - DVD 2

Mike Dowling

Lesson Two: Improvising Hot Lead Solos

Infectious syncopations, hot soloing, lush chords....nothing captures the spirit of jazz better than swing. Mike Dowling has it down cold, and on this follow-up to "Swing Guitar: Rhythm's Where It's At," he has put together a perfect lesson for any player interested in lead soloing and improvisation. Mike's clear instructional style is easy to follow, and ... Read More
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Swing Guitar Practice Sessions

Mike Dowling

Rhythm Back-Up

Swing players- this one's for you. Now you can practice the classic lead lines and improvisations you've been learning from Mike Dowling's incredible swing guitar lessons, with back-up tracks played by Mike himself! Mike becomes your personal accompanist as he swings behind you on his powerful rhythm guitar. He plays the melody first, to refresh your memory ... Read More
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Swing Guitar - Two-DVD Set

Mike Dowling
Here are two fabulous guitar lessons that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great swing guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Student Reviews: "I have purchased several tapes in ... Read More
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Swingin' It Solo

Mike Dowling

Chords, Techniques and Arrangements for Swing Guitar

As Mike Dowling proves, you don't need backup musicians to play hot swing tunes on the guitar. With this fascinating lesson you get the whole package -- rhythm comping, movable chordprogressions, melodic riffs, intros, outros, improvisations and other guitar adornments to enable you to play songs and instrumentals from the early jazz era on solo guitar. Mike is a precise ... Read More
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