Blues By The Book - Video 2

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson Two

Roy Book Binder's back again! This time, his in-depth exploration of blues techniques concentrates on chords and positions needed to play in the essential key of A. With his trademark wit and good humor, Roy encourages you to take his "book of tricks" and incorporate them into your own playing to build repertoire and arrangements in traditional fingerpicking style ... Read More

Blues Fingerpicking Freedom: Two-Video Set

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself From the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

Guitarists: Break your dependence on the printed page and become a freer and more creative blues and fingerpicking guitarist. These two lessons will help you truly put the "play" into your  playing! You'll get three-and-a-half hours of great instruction, plus invaluable playing tips, licks, turnarounds, advice, exercises, and classic songs. Toby Walker is a fingerpicking wizard; a songwriter/performer ... Read More

Blues Fingerpicking Freedom - Video One

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself From the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

Guitarists: There’s life after TAB!  Break your dependence on the printed page and become a freer and more creative blues and fingerpicking guitarist. This lesson will help you truly put the "play" into your  playing! Toby Walker is a clear and compelling communicator with years of teaching experience. His lesson is perfect if you want to express yourself and start ... Read More

Blues Fingerpicking Freedom - Video Two

Toby Walker

Liberate Yourself from the Tyranny of TAB and Become a More Creative Player

As his fans well know, Toby Walker is a guy who puts joy, excitement and passion into every blues note he plays. His enthusiasm is contagious on this follow-up to his first Homespun Video, and it’s even more densely packed with fingerpicking techniques, musical ideas, great songs  - and just enough guitar theory to help you move freely around the fingerboard ... Read More

Blues For Freida

Eric Skye

New Ideas for Fingerstyle Creativity

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 excite any intermediate player. In a thoughtful, methodical way, Eric teaches the chords and the melody, then discusses how he approaches variations and soloing. His clear and concise instruction will inspire you to ... Read More

Blues Guitar Arrangements For the Intermediate Player

Mary Flower

For the Intermediate Player

Learn five classic blues songs, especially arranged for intermediate-level guitarists who want to explore exciting new styles and repertoire. Mary Flower's clear, step-by-step instruction will make these pieces fun to play for anyone with some prior knowledge of blues fingerpicking techniques. Mary starts off with Leroy Carr's Papa's in the Housetop, first strumming the basic chords to ... Read More

Blues Guitar Arrangements in DADGAD Tuning

Al Petteway
Create fingerstyle blues instrumentals, from Delta swamp to Piedmont bounce, and transform your guitar arrangements with new ideas and thrilling sounds! Al Petteway, one of our most musically inventive guitarists, teaches you six original tunes, each highlighting a different rhythmic and melodic feel and utilizing the unique qualities that DADGAD tuning offers. It's Only the Blues employs a steady ... Read More

Blues in A (Several Ways)

Mary Flower

Basic Guitar Techniques For Playing Solo or With Others

On this enthralling, user-friendly lesson, the great fingerpicking blues artist Mary Flower gives early/intermediate guitarists the tools for developing easy but effective solos in the key of A. She teaches a variety of interchangeable parts, so you and another player can trade licks, or you can simply use them yourself in an improvised solo.  Even more experienced blues ... Read More

Blues-Roots Guitar

Steve James

Fingerpicking and Slide From the Delta to New Orleans

Steve James is known for his mastery of blues guitar styles, as well as his deep knowledge of the history of the great traditional players, from Piedmont to Delta. On this lesson, he takes five pieces representative of different styles and teaches them in careful detail for the learning student. Using guitars from his extensive collection (a 1936 National Trojan ... Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Two- Video Set

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing

Bob Brozman dissects his powerful fingerpicking technique in these lessons designed to move you beyond basic folk style into blues, jazz, ragtime and swing! These lessons will improve your guitar arrangements and help you develop a wide variety of instrumental techniques. Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Video 1

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing #1

Move beyond basic folk styles and get into the excitement of fingerstyle blues, ragtime and swing! With his dynamic picking techniques and deep understanding of traditional guitar styles, the late Bob Brozman provides you with the tools to explore your guitar's rhythmic, harmonic and melodic possibilities. Bob shows you how to play exciting songs like Salty Dog Blues, Jazz ... Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Video 2

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing #2

Get more variety out of your arrangements, develop powerful instrumental technique and expand your musical horizons with the late Bob Brozman's second foray into American roots guitar music. This jam-packed lesson will build your instrumental skills, improve your fingerpicking and enhance your total understanding of the guitar's fingerboard. Bob's breakdown of his powerful fingerpicking and chording techniques ... Read More
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