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
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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
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A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation

Marilyn Crispell

Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

Sit down at the piano and play whatever comes into your head, making up your own music as you go along. That's free improvisation.This lesson is designed for players with some facility at the keyboard but with little knowledge of improvisational techniques. Famed pianist Marilyn Crispell shows the scales, intervals and basic chords that will get you started ... Read More
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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
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Bluegrass Bass - Two-DVD Set

Mark Schatz
This master bassist will have you playing bluegrass classics in no time! Using a clear, easy-to-follow method, Mark Schatz demonstrates the techniques needed to play most songs and instrumentals in the bluegrass repertory. Read More
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*Bright Morning Stars

Happy Traum
One of Happy Traum's best albums, recorded in 1979 with an astounding group of backup musicians and singers. With Pat Alger, Larry Campbell, Jan De Smet, Caroline Dutton, Amy Fradon, Arti Funaro, John Herald, Doug James, Richard Manuel, Maria Muldaur, Billy Mundi, Andy Robinson, Roly Salley, John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Merle Watson. Songs: Monday Morning Blues, The Bounty Hunter ... Read More
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*Buckets of Songs - CD

Happy Traum
Back in the mid-seventies Stefan Grossman invited me to record two albums for his Kicking Mule label, well known throughout the world for its acoustic guitar-oriented releases. I was very proud to be included in their roster of excellent musicians. The resulting LPs, "Relax Your Mind" and "American Stranger" received excellent reviews and good sales, but they went out of ... Read More
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Carving and Painting the American Kestrel

Floyd Scholz

Two-DVD Set

This much-anticipated instructional DVD by a world champion carver provides an up-close look into the fascinating world of decorative bird carving. Floyd Scholz shows you, step-by-step, how to transform a block of tupelo wood into an irresistible, lifelike sculpture. The final result: a male American kestrel perched atop an elegantly crafted driftwood branch.Floyd first helps you get to know ... Read More
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Classic Bluegrass Mandolin

Jesse McReynolds
Legendary mandolinist Jesse McReynolds invented "crosspicking" over forty years ago, inspiring and influencing all bluegrass mandolin players who have come along since then. Now you can learn it too, straight from the source! Jesse takes you through the basics of crosspicking, chord formations, exercises, variations, endings, backward rolls and his unique method for splitting strings. You'll learn several tunes ... Read More
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Contemporary Fingerstyle Workshop

Chris Proctor
For the first time, key concepts of Chris Proctor's powerful and influential guitar workshops have been made available for home study. Using examples from a wide range of styles, Chris' method will add finesse, strength and fluidity to your playing. You'll learn spectacular solo pieces while developing invaluable insights into devices such as the partial capo, the E-bow ... Read More
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Drumming For Kids

Sam Zucchini

Making the Basics Fun and Easy

Every kid wants to be a drummer, and this is the coolest way ever to get started! Sam Zucchini makes it fun and easy as he teaches how to keep time, count beats, understand rhythm and generally get tuned in to playing in an ensemble. The other Zucchini Brothers (popular children's entertainers, musicians and all-around colorful personalities) join in ... Read More
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Great Banjo Lessons - Clawhammer Style

Bob Carlin,Mike Seeger,Cathy Fink,David Holt,Kirk Sutphin,Ralph Stanley,Mark Johnson,Frank Lee
The rhythmic pulse and percussive sounds of old-time clawhammer banjo have been ringing through the hills and valleys of America since the instrument was brought to these shores from Africa in our earliest colonial days. It has since become a uniquely American style, still current and exciting today, driving the beat along with fiddles, guitars, singers and dancers wherever people ... Read More
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