Steve James, Hans Theessink, Geoff Muldaur
Learn From Three Masters of Blues/Roots Guitar!
This package introduces you to the artistry and fabulous instruction of three of our greatest roots/blues guitar players at a fantastic price. The songs, guitar techniques and deep knowledge that each of these musicians impart will open new doors in your playing, musicianship and overall knowledge of our musical traditions. Steve James is known for his mastery of old-time ... Read More
Intermediate Level Fingerpicking
Steve James is known for his mastery of blues guitar styles, as well as his deep knowledge of the history of the great traditional players, from Piedmont to Delta. On this lesson, he takes five pieces representative of different styles and teaches them in careful detail for the learning student. Using guitars from his extensive collection (a 1936 National Trojan ... Read More
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
Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury,Tim O'Brien, Sam Bush, Norman Blake, Steve James, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Butch Baldassari
Learn from Nine Master Players
The nine lessons on this video download represent mandolin instruction at its very best. Each segment, taught by a master of the instrument, has been chosen to give learning players new techniques, tunes and musical insights. The styles taught include bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, blues and contemporary "new acoustic," and will enrich the repertoire of any mandolin enthusiast. The lessons start ... Read More
In the early days of the last century, the mandolin gained popularity both as a blues instrument and as the backbone of the early African American string bands. Several of these groups added mandolin to guitars, banjos, fiddles, jugs and kazoos to play energetic and heart-felt renditions of blues and ragtime songs. Bluegrass players, from Bill Monroe onward, incorporated blues ... Read More
Get bluesy on the mandolin. Steve James brings you more of the funky, old-time songs and sounds that made his previous instructional DVD on this instrument so popular. Aiming his lesson at early intermediate players, Steve covers the keys of G and C, introducing blues scales, chord patterns, walking lines, arpeggios, accompaniments and variations that will help you get further ... Read More
These two DVDs will give you a great start in getting the funky sounds of traditional blues mandolin. Good for beginners and intermediate players. DVD 1: Mandolin novices will start out by learning a basic G scale and how to alter it to create a blues scale. After demonstrating his pick strokes and tremolo technique, Steve dives right into Divin ... Read More
Norman Blake, Steve James, Tim O'Brien
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The mandolin is a beautiful and soulful instrument, and since its centuries-old origins in Italy has been used for many kinds of music. Although primarily known in America for its applications in bluegrass music, wonderful musical adventures await those who take their mandolin playing into other genres. This "bundle" includes: • Norman Blake's melody-rich old-time tunes and original compositions ... Read More