Alternate Guitar Tunings Demystified

Martin Simpson

Retune to Create Ringing Harmonies and Elegant Arrangements

Martin Simpson has built a formidable career on impeccable musicianship and stunning guitar arrangements. His creative use of altered tunings brings brilliant harmonic colors, cascading notes and resonant voicings to every song he plays.  Knowing that you may be reluctant to retune and head into uncharted territory, Martin has made a lesson that takes the “fear factor” out of changing ... Read More
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Classic Rock, Country and Blues Drumming

Levon Helm with special guests, The Band: Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante and Guest Keyboardist Aaron (Professor Louie) Hurwitz.

Conversation, Instruction and Performances by a Beloved Musical Icon

Take a lesson from a true rock legend! The late Levon Helm’s music reflected a cross-section of American roots music: Delta blues, country, rockabilly, R&B and, of course, the indelible music of The Band. In this rare session, taped in his barn-like studio and recently re-released after more than a decade, the Arkansas native shares his unique ideas ... Read More
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Conquer the Challenge of the Steady Thumb!

Happy Traum

The Ultimate Fingerpicking Starter Method

Syncopation is the heart and soul of guitar fingerpicking - the push and pull of the thumb maintaining a solid, foot-tapping rhythm while fingers are playing melody notes on the high strings. Keeping that beat going in the bass is one of the main stumbling blocks for many learning players. This “remedial” course will help you train your thumb to be ... Read More
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Expand Your Fingerpicking Repertoire and Technique

John James

Dazzling Guitar Rags, Jazzy Tunes and Classic Blues

John James, Britain's premier ragtime guitarist and a consummate teacher and performer, leads you through the complexities of advanced chord shapes, moving bass lines, the use of harmonics, slides and bends, advanced melodic structure, and gives you pointers on how to arrange your own fingerpicking pieces. These CD audio lessons move from the simpler to the more complex, but ... Read More
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Licks-Ercises: A Fantastic Lesson From Toby Walker!

Toby Walker

Turn Powerful Fretboard Exercises Into an Arsenal of Blues, Country and Swing Guitar Licks

This encyclopedia of  “exercises disguised as licks” might be the coolest, most user-friendly DVD lesson you’ve ever worked with. Toby Walker has put together dozens of fretboard drills that lead you into phrases for blues, country, swing and boogie-woogie guitar tunes. Do the exercises, then apply the licks in real-life musical situations and really play! Toby’s foundational drills ... Read More
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Mastering Thumbpicking with Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Virtuoso Pieces in the Styles of Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed!

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” - Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend) “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!”- Tommy Emmanuel, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee) When Richard Smith picks up a guitar, audiences watch in rapt amazement as his fingers dance over fretboard and ... Read More
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Radim Zenkl's Mandolin Primer

Radim Zenkl

A Learning Player's Guide to Essential Skills and Techniques

Mandolin virtuoso Radim Zenkl strongly believes that before you can play well you must have a complete understanding of your instrument and know the basic techniques needed to get the most music out of it. On this primer (for players at all levels), he breaks down the mandolin fundamentals that even accomplished musicians must know.  The lesson starts with the ... Read More
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Take Command of Your Fretboard!

Woody Mann

A Practical Approach to Understanding Chords and Melody Through Blues, Gospel and Fingerstyle Originals

This extraordinary 2-DVD set teaches exciting new pieces, invaluable musical concepts, and an understanding of the fretboard to help you build your guitar playing to new levels. Starting from the basic chord positions, guitarist and educator Woody Mann walks you through ways to “play off” the chords and extend the positions up the neck using smaller shapes, double stops and ... Read More
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