Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Video 1

Mike Dowling
Guitarist Mike Dowling has made a lesson detailing the slide technique that he has mastered during his long and fruitful career. Whether you're a fingerpicker ready to incorporate the slide or a slide player looking for new challenges, this lesson is a must. East coast style Piedmont blues is Mike's forte, and in this comprehensive, articulate lesson workshop ... Read More

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

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

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

Slide Guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps

Techniques, Arrangements and Improvisation

The late Kelly Joe Phelps was a singer and guitarist with depth, range, and amazing technique. His smoky voice and intricate, subtle slide guitar work infused his songs with soulful honesty and authenticity. Kelly Joe plays with his guitar flat on his lap Dobro style, picking, sliding and using his right hand on the body of the guitar to create ... Read More

The Guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps - Two-video Set

Kelly Joe Phelps
Buy the Set and Save! Only $39.95 if you buy both lessons. Both of Kelly Joe's lessons - one on his unique lap/slide style and one on his fingerpicking arragements - are now available in a money-saving two-video set. Read More