Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Mary Flower

Hone Your Skills in Open D

Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience. A clear and thoughtful instructor ... Read More

Learning Pedal Steel Guitar

Bruce Bouton
Bruce Bouton starts you off on pedal steel the right way! Working in the E9 tuning, he teaches the steel's "natural" chords; proper use of the bar, foot pedals and knee levers; how to play in all keys; and the essential harmony scales that give the distinctive steel sound. Develop greater right-hand speed and flexibility with Bruce's in-depth ... Read More

Learn the Lap Steel Guitar of Darick Campbell

Darick Campbell

Sacred Steel

The sound of sacred steel guitar has been bringing House of God congregations to depths of emotion and heights of joyous exhilaration since it was first introduced to worship in the 1930s. The Campbell Brothers band, with the late Darick Campbell's riveting 8-string lap steel playing, took the power and brilliance of this African American gospel music to secular ... 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 Bottleneck Blues Guitar-Three-Video Set

Bob Brozman

From the Basics to Advanced Bottleneck Technique and Repertoire

One of the most compelling sounds in American music is made by glass or steel sliding on the strings of an acoustic guitar. On these three videoss, the powerful blues of legendary players of the Mississippi Delta -- Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton Bukka White, Skip James, Tampa Red and others -- are taught by a true master of the bottleneck. Bob Brozman ... Read More

Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - Video 1

Bob Brozman

The Basics

Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises and songs, this DVD reveals the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from this presentation of powerful licks and runs, rhythm ... Read More

Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar- Video 2

Bob Brozman
Expand your blues repertoire and master a breathtaking variety of licks and tricks using bottleneck slide guitar techniques. Bob Brozman's "complete toolbox" for intermediate players will teach you many of the innovations and techniques originally created by the traditional Mississippi Delta blues masters. Bob's powerful one-chord version of Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen becomes a ... Read More

Learn to Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar- Video 3

Bob Brozman
Bob Brozman's third lesson in this fabulous series will add eight powerful tunes to your blues repertoire and help you develop depth and range in your bottleneck playing. Bob shows, in detail, what you have to do to get an authentic slide blues sound. He provides the tools you'll need to approach the rhythmic power of Bukka White ... Read More

Learn To Play Traditional Hawaiian Guitar

Bob Brozman
Get the real Hawaiian steel guitar sound! This lesson for guitarists, Dobro, lap steel and pedal steel players covers bar techniques, hand positions, scale patterns, Hawaiian tunings, vibrato, harmonic "chimes" and more. Bob stresses the importance of using palm harmonics and explains some incredible secrets for getting sounds up and down the neck. You'll learn to play four Hawaiian ... Read More

Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar - Video 1

Cindy Cashdollar

Lesson One: Learning The Basics

The eight-string, non-pedal steel guitar* lent its distinctive sound to classic recordings by Bob Wills, Hank Williams and innumerable other country stars. This video gives you all the information you'll need to play this uniquely American instrument and capture the essence of the traditional country & western sound. Cindy Cashdollar, one of today's top players, starts with the ... Read More

Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar - Video 2

Cindy Cashdollar

Lesson Two: Beyond The Basics

Continue your exploration of non-pedal and lap steel guitar* as Cindy Cashdollar moves you into more advanced territory with techniques derived from the playing of Leon McCauliffe, Joachim Murphy and other great traditional players. You'll learn to use a variety of harmonics, develop speed and accuracy with single-string scales and exercises, and expand your musical possibilities with the chord ... Read More

Pedal Steel for Guitar Players

Josh Yenne

Demystifying the Instrument

In his first video for Homespun, multi-instrumentalist Josh Yenne methodically breaks down the basics of the pedal steel from a guitar players perspective. Yenne’s clarity as an instructor shines as he walks students through the tuning, set up of pedals, use of the bar, blocking, string grips and the phrasing ideas to help simplify this complex instrument.  Multiple camera ... Read More
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