Banjo Picking Styles - Six CD Set

Bela Fleck
Bela Fleck has long been admired as the most innovative and accomplished banjo player of his day. He has brought the sounds of his instrument to audiences around the world, many of whom had never heard it played in its original folk or bluegrass context. Jazz, pop and rock listeners have been introduced to this quintessential American instrument through the ... Read More

Bluegrass Bass - DVD 1

Mark Schatz

Beginning

A master bassist teaches you how to build a pure bluegrass sound from the bottom up! Mark Schatz will have you playing the bass parts to bluegrass classics, even if you haven't played the bass before. Using his clear, easy-to-follow teaching method, he demonstrates the techniques necessary to accompany many of the classic songs and instrumentals in the bluegrass ... Read More

Bluegrass Fiddle

Richard Greene

A Private Lesson with Richard Greene

Take a lesson with someone who has been called "one of the most innovative and influential fiddle players of all time!" Richard Greene has played everything from bluegrass to rock to string quartets, and he knows all the techniques that will make you a better player. Every minute of this lesson is filled with amazing information. You'll learn how ... Read More

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

Country Swing Back-Up Guitar

Nick Forster
Add moving bass lines and jazz-based chords to fiddle tunes and country songs for authentic Western Swing style guitar accompaniment! Nick Forster provides the tools needed to move out of open positions and into the chord shapes and progressions that give this rhythm style its distinctive sound. You'll learn to create solid flatpicking accompaniments to songs and instrumentals--Sally ... Read More

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

Easy Bluegrass and Country Guitar

Happy Traum
Guaranteed the quickest and easiest way to get into playing the real country guitar! Happy Traum will get you started in this popular American guitar style and get you ready to move on to more advanced studies. You'll learn to handle a flatpick, play a basic scale, then master these techniques: accompanying songs in straight and waltz time; picking ... Read More

Essential DADGAD for Beginners - Three-Video Set

Artie Traum

Three DVD set

These three DVDs make an easy introduction to DADGAD for those who are new to alternate tunings and want explore its unique sounds on the guitar. It brings beautiful progressions, unique chords, ringing open strings and rich tones to your playing. Student Review: "Just a quick note to say thanks to Homespun Tapes and to ArtieTraum for the most excellent ... Read More

Fingerstyle Artistry of Laurence Juber - DVD 1

Laurence Juber

DVD One: Standard Tunings

This challenging session will propel your playing to new heights and open your ears to a myriad of possibilities for solo guitar. In a methodic breakdown of some of his most popular pieces - Solo Flight, A Bit of a George, In Your Arms and To New Amsterdam - Laurence Juber reveals the style and technique he has developed to create ... Read More

John McGann's Sound Fundamentals

John McGann

Touch, Tone and Technique for Mandolin

Musicians who are known for having great tone and technique understand that a thorough command of each individual component allows them to produce a large pallet of tones in the most comfortable and efficient manner. Learn the secrets to improving your own touch, tone and technique from one of the world’s finest mandolinists. Topics include: Getting comfortable, pick choice and ... Read More

Learn the Pedal Steel Guitar of Chuck Campbell

Chuck Campbell

Sacred Steel

The soulful, sanctified sound of sacred steel guitar combines powerful African-American gospel music with bluesy inflections, R&B passion and rock excitement. Chuck Campbell's innovative pedal steel playing epitomizes this amazing genre. His hard-driving licks and sweeping sustains have influenced innumerable musicians in all styles of music, and have helped bring these sounds to audiences worldwide. Whether you are just ... Read More

Learn to Play Blues Piano - DVD 2

David Bennett Cohen

A Beginner's Guide to Improvisation

David Cohen continues his expert instruction in blues piano, taking you beyond the beginner's level and firmly into intermediate territory. Again, the heart and soul of this lesson is in your ability to improvise, and David gives you all the tools you'll need to make up your own solos, completely by ear. Starting his lesson with various kinds ... Read More
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