101 Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar

Artie Traum
This encyclopedia of licks is jam-packed with lead lines, bends, arpeggios, flatpicking tips, speed-licks, unique runs and great playing advice! It's the ultimate way to improve your technique and gain inspiration -- fast! Guitarist Artie Traum delivers a lesson that teaches more than a hundred powerful riffs for blues, bluegrass, country and folk styles. Players at all levels will be ... Read More

Cathal McConnell Teaches Irish Pennywhistle - A Listen and Learn CD plus book

Cathal McConnell
Here's a lovely traditonal instrument the whole family can enjoy. The pennywhistle (also known as the Irish tin whistle) can be used to play haunting slow airs or the most complex up-tempo jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. While it can be simple enough for a child to play, it's also worthy of a lifetime of musical ... Read More

David Cohen Teaches Rock 'n' Roll Piano

David Bennett Cohen

A Hands-on Beginner's Course in Traditional Rock Styles

Sit down at the piano and start to rock! This easy play-along course will have you rockin' and rollin' in no time -- even if you have never played this kind of piano before. David Cohen starts you at the beginning, quickly getting you into the elementary theory needed to understand the chord progressions, rhythm grooves and bluesy licks that became ... Read More

Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano - The Complete Edition - Book/Audio

Dr. John

Vol. 1: In-Depth Sessions with a Master Musician; Vol. 2: Building a Blues Repertoire; Vol 3: Sanctifying the Blues

Now in one complete deluxe volume. Dr. John, a veritable encyclopedia of music and lore, immerses you in all aspects of New Orleans boogie and blues piano. These intimate sessions with the legendary "Night Tripper" are as close to taking private lessons with a blues master as you will get. The information he imparts will help you build a solid ... Read More

Essential Blues for Acoustic Guitar

Artie Traum
This book/CD pack is designed to help you quickly become a better blues player. Award-winning guitarist, songwriter, author and Taylor Guitars clinician Artie Traum explores essential blues techniques in fret-by-fret detail for both finger and flatpick styles. You'll learn to play classic blues songs such as "Country Boy Blues," "Come Back Baby," and "Trouble in Mind," along with ... Read More

Essential Chords and Progressions For Acoustic Guitar

Artie Traum
Expand your chord knowledge and make your playing come alive! Whether you play folk, swing, jazz, blues or rock, this easy-to-follow CD/book will take you to the next level as a rhythm player.Don't get stuck in ordinary C, D, E and G chords.This is your opportunity to open up to new harmonic ideas and develop your ... Read More

Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar Book-CD

Happy Traum
You only have to know the basic chords to get started playing fingerstyle blues guitar! Happy Traum's user-friendly lesson starts with a play-along explanation of the basic 12-bar blues form in the key of E, and then it's right into your first song. You'll gradually learn turnarounds, fills, runs, bass rhythms and "boogie woogie" walking basses and ... Read More

John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica Listen and Learn

John Sebastian

Special Guest: Guitarist Jimmy Vivino

Play great blues harp in one lesson! John Sebastian explains how to hold the instrument and make your first tones. He then uses cowboy music to demonstrate "out" or "straight" harp style, and shows you how to play your first blues scales using traditional "cross harp" technique. Before you know it, you'll be playing a blues in G, complete ... Read More

Keola Beamer Teaches Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Keola Beamer
Here's the perfect introduction to "slack key," a picking style in traditional alternate tunings that's a cross between country fingerpicking and classical guitar. The music, which can be played on any guitar, has a lush sound that is instantly evocative of the islands of the Pacific.Keola Beamer, a member of one of Hawaii's most illustrious musical ... Read More

Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Master Class: Book/Audio

Paul Butterfield

Sessions with a Legendary Player

This attractive book has a code inside that gives you computer access to the audio portion of this product. On this powerful and important lesson made a few years before his death in 1987, one of the great blues harmonica players of all time teaches the techniques he developed during a lifetime of musical experience.Paul Butterfield, who honed his ... Read More

Richard Thompson Teaches Traditional Guitar Instrumentals - Book/Audio

Richard Thompson
In this terrific instructional package, Richard Thompson, one of the most brilliant and innovative guitarists of our time, teaches the intricacies of his unique guitar style through the analysis and breakdown of traditional English, Scottish and Irish instrumentals. You’ll learn to play his arrangements of eight superb dance tunes, chosen from his vast repertoire and covering a variety of rhythmic ... Read More

Rory Block Teaches Classics Of Country Blues Guitar

Rory Block
W.C. Handy award-winner Rory Block is one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of Delta blues styles, and here she teaches the authentic techniques of the original blues masters -- the tunings, the right-hand pounding, the string bending, the complex fingerpicking, the syncopation -- breaking down and then performing her instrumental and vocal versions of eight timeless fingerstyle pieces in ... Read More
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