Welcome to Homespun!
This website offers more than 600 lessons in a variety of roots music styles taught by top performing artists. Although most of our products are still available as physical DVDs and CDs, the medium of choice is now our download/streaming service. You can instantly access our complete library, purchase online and work with these jam-packed lessons on your favorite computer or mobile device. Learning and improving musical skills has never been easier or more affordable.
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Happy and Jane Traum and the Homespun Team
New! "Minor Swing" - An Easy Intro to Gypsy Jazz
Virtuoso guitarist Lisa Liu methodically breaks down the perennial Django Reinhardt favorite, Minor Swing, unlocking the secret to the haunting gypsy jazz sound for players who are new to the genre.
New Two-Part Course: "Blues Piano Exporations!"
"Lesson One:" Playing in Minor Keys. "Lesson Two:" Playing in Major Keys. David provides innumerable insights into blues improvisation and musicianship that will enhance every piano player’s ability to bring real depth to their music.
"Jewels" Vol. 2!
"Make Me a Pallet" Taught by Happy Traum
Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor has been a favorite of the folk and blues revival for decades. It is one of the standards in the repertoire of fingerpickers and is a wonderful song to learn.
New! Pedal Steel for Guitar Players
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 ideas to help simplify this complex instrument.
NEW! "Blues For Freida" by Eric Skye
In this 30-minute Homespun lesson, Eric teaches his original song, “Blues for Freida,” a stunningly beautiful minor-key instrumental featuring simple yet innovative chord voicings that will interest and excite any intermediate guitar player.