Guitar of Preston Reed

Preston Reed

Expanding The Realm of Acoustic Playing

Preston Reed has reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played with his dynamic use of percussive devices and unusual playing ideas. You'll learn to create a multitude of sonic and rhythmic effects with Preston's "rim shots," "bongo hits," slap harmonics, double hammer-ons, two-hand tapping, right-hand fretting and other techniques. In Slap Funk, Border Towns and Tribes, he shows ... Read More
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How to Become a More Creative Guitarist

Adrian Legg

An Insider's Tips for Fingerstyle Players

This terrific DVD will give you all kinds of musical ideas and new ways to approach your guitar playing. Adrian Legg explores nine of his most popular instrumentals, teaching some of the devices that he has pioneered to achieve his thrilling sound. His easy but inventive arrangement of Silent Night in open D tuning gets you off to an enjoyable ... Read More
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Keola Beamer Teaches Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Keola Beamer
Here's the perfect introduction to "slack key," a picking style in traditional alternate tunings that's a cross between country fingerpicking and classical guitar. The music, which can be played on any guitar, has a lush sound that is instantly evocative of the islands of the Pacific.Keola Beamer, a member of one of Hawaii's most illustrious musical ... Read More
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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 ... Read More
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - DVD 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
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-Three-DVD 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 DVDs, 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
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Learn To Play Traditional Hawaiian Guitar

Bob Brozman
Get the real Hawaiian steel guitar sound! This lesson for guitarists, Dobro, lap steel and pedal steel players covers bar techniques, hand positions, scale patterns, Hawaiian tunings, vibrato, harmonic "chimes" and more. Bob stresses the importance of using palm harmonics and explains some incredible secrets for getting sounds up and down the neck. You'll learn to play four Hawaiian ... Read More
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"Little Sadie" in DADGAD Tuning

Al Petteway

A Homespun Instant Access Download

"Little Sadie" is one of the most widely played songs in the American folk and Southern Appalachian traditions. Originally made popular by North Carolina banjo player Clarence Ashley, the flatpicked versions by Doc Watson and Tony Rice have become iconic among guitar pickers. Hundreds of other players, from Jerry Garcia to Bob Dylan, have added their licks and styles to ... Read More
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Martin Simpson

Alternate Tuning with Slide For a Scots Slow Air

Martin Simpson is revered for his fingerstyle playing and for his creative use of open and alternate tunings on the guitar. His haunting arrangement of this beautiful 16th Century Scottish air is played in his favorite tuning: CGDGCD (“Gsus4 over4”) with the added cross-cultural flourish of the use of the bottleneck slide.  Martin touches on essential slide technique, showing how ... Read More
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Mary Flower - Two-DVD Set

Mary Flower

Special for Mary Flower Fans!

DVD One: You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately. An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals ... Read More
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Mike Dowling Plays Blues in Open G

Mike Dowling

Free

Mike Dowling, a blues guitar master and a Homespun instructor who is a perennial favorite, plays an improvisational groove using Open G tuning. His steady thumb and laid back style are a pleasure to watch in this outtake from his most recent Homespun video, "Mike Dowling's Roadmap to Creative Guitar Arranging." We hope you enjoy this free download that ... Read More
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Mike Dowling's Roadmap to Creative Guitar Arranging

Mike Dowling

Simple Concepts for Advanced Playing

Master musician Mike Dowling shows you, step-by-step, how to develop unique guitar arrangements for your favorite tunes. Using easily accessible fretboard techniques, he teaches, analyses and deconstructs his creative process to spark new ideas in your playing.  This lesson is filled with tips and musical advice that will forever change the way you approach your guitar. Mike’s bottom line ... Read More
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