Free Licks/Blog/Performances

Here are some useful guitar licks and playing tips bHomespun owner/instructor Happy Traum and others. Homespun Performances are excerpts from lessons by some of our great artists that are worth listening to just for pleasure. Keep checking back as we'll be adding to them frequently. And take a look at Happy's Blog. He has had a fascinating journey through more than six decades of playing, writing, and studying about American folk music, and he has quite a few stories to tell. 

Richie Havens Sings "Just Like a Woman"

In his achingly beautiful arrangement of the Bob Dylan classic "Just Like a Woman" the late Richie Havens shows why he is still an important, and beloved artist. This excerpt also includes a short discussion with host Artie Traum about how Havens keeps the song fresh. Oh yes, happy 80th Birthday to Bob! 


Del Rey Plays "Keep It Clean!"

Del Rey, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Steve James, plays the Charlie Jordan classic "Keep It Clean" in this excerpt from her Homespun lesson, "Blue Uke." Del is a sensational guitarist and uke-ist as well as a dynamic performer, as you'll see . 


Warren Bernhardt Plays "Autumn Leaves"

Warren Bernhardt is a masterful pianist who has played with too many legendary artists to count. In this short performance excerpt from his Homespun lesson You Can Play Jazz Piano: Lesson 1, his stunning ornamentation of this jazz standard demonstrates his artistry. 


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