Accordion Styles and Techniques

Joey Miskulin
If you are an accordionist, you'll want this lesson! Joey Miskulin, an acknowledged master of the instrument, gives intermediate players a close-up look at the skills that have made him a successful and highly sought-after studio musician, recording artist and concert performer. Joey packs an amazing amount of information into this 80-minute lesson. Using a variety of popular tunes ... Read More

Bluegrass Banjo Backup

Pete Wernick

Basic Level

The first important goal for beginning banjo players is to learn to play with other musicians and singers in a bluegrass jam session. On this two-hour DVD, one of the world's most experienced banjo teachers provides all the tools you need to give rhythmic support, play fill-ins and help the music sparkle. Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick developed this lesson ... Read More

Branching Out On Bluegrass Banjo - DVD Two

Pete Wernick

Lesson Two - Putting it All into Practice

This 90-minute continuation of Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick's "road map to the banjo" will bring your playing to a whole new level as you learn to use his techniques in your favorite songs and instrumentals. You'll learn the "big tree of licks" and all its branches plus chord progressions (how to create 6th, 7th, maj. 7th, 9th, minor ... Read More

Clawhammer Banjo - Video 2

David Holt

Repertoire and Technique

David Holt continues his excursion into traditional old-time clawhammer banjo, delving even deeper into the shadings and special techniques that give this style its drive, power and complexity. With his usual warmth and clear communication skills, he tackles the more advanced picking that will enable you to hold your own, whether playing solo or in a country dance band. David ... Read More

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

Electric Guitar for Beginners - Video Two

Adam Traum

DVD Two: Expanding Your Skills

Continue building your skills and techniques on the electric guitar. Adam Traum brings novice players directly into the world of blues and rock styles with this exciting, easy to follow lesson. He provides invaluable advice and important information while teaching pick technique, chord shapes, "strike and slides," blues scales, licks and powerful soloing ideas. He shows you how authentic lead ... Read More

Electric Guitar for Kids - DVD 2

Pete Kennedy, Marcy Marxer

Really Playing!

Turn it on, tune it up and start playing! Now that all the basics have been covered, it's time for kids to move on to grooves and techniques that really rock. Pete Kennedy and Marcy Marxer bring the fun up several notches as they guide young guitarists through important new levels of skills and musical development, including barre chords ... Read More

Fiddle For Kids - DVD 2

Luke Bulla, Jenny Anne Bulla
Starting out with a quick review, Luke and Jenny Anne then get their young student into some real fiddle playing!  Focusing on building repertoire, they teach three well-known fiddle tunes, breaking them down into small sections that are easy to grasp. With some practice, the young fiddler will soon perform Old Joe Clark, Tennessee Waltz and Devil's Dream for ... Read More

Fingerpicking Arrangements of Four Pop Songs

Ernie Hawkins

Piedmont Style

Some of the most unforgettable popular songs in American musical history were written in the early years of the 20th century. Guitar ace Ernie Hawkins has made arrangements of four classic pop songs that are perfect for the alternate-thumb fingerpicking method known as Piedmont Style. Working through each of these wonderful songs - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob ... Read More

Great Banjo Lessons

Sonny Osborne, Eddie Adcock, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Don Wayne Reno, Ralph Stanley, Pete Wernick

Bluegrass Style

Bluegrass banjo has all the drive, excitement, rhythmic complexity and melodic possibilities that you could want in an instrument. This collection of lessons, compiled from Homespun's vast library of music instruction, covers a variety of skills and tunes. The segments are graded to take you from elementary to advanced levels, and will open up myriad playing possibilities while allowing ... Read More

Great Guitar Lessons - Techniques and Arrangements of Master Singer Songwriters

John Sebastian, Patty Larkin, Paul Brady, Chris Smither, Livingston Taylor, David Wilcox, Geoff Muldaur
For many of our most accomplished singer/songwriters, guitars are tools for composing, arranging and performing their songs. Whether you write your own material or play and sing songs that others have written, you'll want to understand how the pros create their unique and compelling guitar accompaniments. On this DVD compilation, eight gifted artists share the secrets of their ... Read More

Guide to Modern Jazz Piano - DVD 2

Andy LaVerne

For Solo or Group Playing

Continue your studies in modern jazz piano with this information-packed video lesson. Renowned jazz pianist Andy LaVerne provides you with the music theory and technical knowledge that you need to master beautiful tunes and acquire advanced playing skills. He analyzes several of his own compositions - I.R.S., Circadian Rhythm, Suzy'sWorld - and a reharmonized version of the standard ... Read More
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