Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Two Video Set

Mike Dowling
Get both of Mike Dowling's excursions into the world of bottleneck blues guitar at a special price and SAVE! 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 ... Read More

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

Bottleneck Blues and Beyond - Video 2

Mike Dowling
Nothing creates a sound quite like a bottleneck slide, which is why it is used in everything from Delta blues to finger style folk tunes and even ragtime. All well-rounded guitarists need to know this style, and Mike Dowling's "Bottleneck - Blues And Beyond" is the best way we know to catch the spirit. On his accessible, easy-to-comprehend follow-up lesson ... Read More

Bringin' Out the Bounce

Toby Walker

Techniques to Make Your Fingerpicking "POP"

The remarkable Toby Walker has made an outstanding lesson that is sure to appeal to all fingerpickers who love blues and traditional guitar playing. He helps bring your songs to life by adding the rhythmic bounce that will put "pop" into anything you want to play. Toby starts off with a basic version of Roll In My Sweet Baby's ... Read More

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

Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar

Corey Harris

From Mississippi to Mali

Corey Harris has absorbed American country blues traditions and plays them as authentically and powerfully as anyone on the scene today. He has also explored the African guitar styles on which much of the blues was based, and on this remarkable instructional session he teaches songs and instrumentals that bridge the gap between the two cultures. Corey starts by teaching ... Read More

Easy Moveable Chords for Dynamic Blues Soloing

Toby Walker

Play Seven Blues Classics Around the Fretboard

Here’s a really fun and informative lesson for players at all levels. Toby Walker has long been among our most popular guitar instructors, and on this session he shows early-intermediate players how certain chord shapes, particularly the “long A,” can be used to get around the fretboard and create authentic-sounding fingerstyle blues solos - with a minimum of effort.  ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Lesson One: Starting From Scratch

So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun founder Happy Traum offers the very best way for you to get started! This basic course in fingerstyle blues guitar breaks it all down into easily digested topics for novice players. You'll start by learning the basic blues forms and getting them securely under your belt ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues

Now that you've completed Lesson One and have made it past the basics, it's time to tackle the next level- traditional blues fingerpicking. The key to all country blues playing, and the heart of this style, is in your ability to play a rhythmic bass pulse with your thumb while your fingers pick out syncopated notes on the ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar Videos 1 and 2

Happy Traum

Two Video Set

These two lessons are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Two-Video Set

Happy Traum, Artie Traum
These lessons have been produced so that players at all levels will be able to play along and jam with famed musicians Happy and Artie Traum. They're filled with detailed instruction, good songs, invaluable advice, and the techniques you'll need to trade riffs, use chord inversions, move around the fingerboard and improvise creative solos. Video 1 shows you ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Video 1

Happy Traum, Artie Traum

Play Along and Learn!

There is nothing more fun and exciting for a guitar player than having the skills to improvise in a jam session. The trick is to have your fundamentals down so you can be comfortable when you play with others. Happy and Artie Traum have designed this lesson so that even a novice will be able to play along, but it ... Read More
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