Rainer's Blues Picking School

Rainer Brunn

A Complete Method To Get You Started

47 Exercises With Videos and TABs
  • Code:DLRAIRS29
  • Skill Level:Near-Beginner (2)

This course is different than anything that we have offered before, and we know that all aspiring blues pickers will love it. Rainer Brunn, one of Homespun’s most popular instructors, has developed this course of study based on his love of traditional American blues guitar styles as well as his long experience as a guitar educator. We are proud to offer this method exclusively through Homespun.

When you download this course you’ll get TABs with forty-seven different exercises, each one illustrated by a corresponding video clip. Each clearly depicts a different aspect of alternate-thumb blues picking. Starting with the bare basics, by the time you’ve completed this course you’ll have mastered a huge number of techniques covering right hand picking, turnarounds, licks and some iconic blues tunes. 

Rainer has brought his considerable knowledge of blues styles, along with his teaching skills, to create a course that will give you a total immersion into blues picking. We can’t recommend this highly enough.

Rainer writes: 

"After having published some video tutorials with HOMESPUN, I thought it might be a humble tribute to the blues if I wrote a method on how to get your blues picking started. Happy Traum encouraged me and supported my work in his usual friendly and confident manner, and so I am excited to present “Rainer ́s Blues Picking School“ through HOMESPUN.

I hope this will contribute in keep this fantastic music alive and to knock over the hurdles that usually have to be jumped over whenever we begin to do something new."


AJAY KALRA 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Howdy folks,

Just downloaded this. There is a problem, though. The written material (book, 47 exercises) is missing. In its place are only 13 individual pdfs that skip a majority of the graded exercises to which Rainer alludes in the videos. The downloads start with #6, 8, 11...

Also, the course directly opens up as a video. My guess is that the tablature book (as Homespun includes in many book and 6CD courses) is supposed to open (or something like that) but it is getting bypassed. Maybe a technical glitch?

Great course likely, but not useful without the graded exercises that are supposed to be tabbed out.


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Michael S Kakuk 8 months, 3 weeks ago

The pdf is available on the web page. Upper left corner, where two buttons say: "video" or "pdf". Click on pdf there there you are! Enjoy!!

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Happy Traum 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Ajay, I think there may have been a problem when this was first released but it should be fine now. We fixed it as soon as we knew about it. Try refreshing your download library. Thanks for letting us know about this. So far, we've been getting great comments about Rainer's course.

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jason colville 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I was interested in purchasing this til I read Ajay Kalra’s review. I’m not a fan of downloads, so I will wait for more reviews to come in. Hopefully Ajay’s experience was only a technical glitch.

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Happy Traum 8 months, 2 weeks ago

This glitch has been fixed and the pdf TABS are all there and working fine. We've just added a complete "book" of the entire course, in addition to the individual TABs that go with each exercise. Enjoy!

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Leo Figgs 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with Jason's comments. Please advise (email) me when the download is working.

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Pattie Jenson 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I also love this style of blues playing & would really enjoy learning it. I’m also waiting to see if any improvements to the course are implemented before I invest.

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Richard Barnes 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Purchased and downloaded this today without a problem. All 47 of the videos and pdfs show up on line and in the downloadable player app, Looks great. Not sure what Ajay's problem was. Hope he gets it resolved.

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Terry Carrell 8 months, 3 weeks ago

No problems here either.

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Kent Youngberg 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I enjoy the exercise format as I can measure my improvement in a step by step, methodical fashion. Each lesson builds upon the other incrementally. Very elegant format

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