Blues By The Book - Two Video Set

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues

Roy Book Binder modestly asserts that he's just showing you "some tricks about playing the guitar" here. Well, Roy's humble, that's sure, but by the end of these two videos you will have mastered a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques and be ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, which is what "Book" had in ... Read More

Blues By The Book - Video 1

Roy Book Binder

Fingerpicking Blues: Lesson One

If you're ready to develop your own distinctive blues style, Roy Book Binder has assembled a complete vocabulary of licks and techniques to help you do it. Roy humbly calls this thorough breakdown of the elements of his own fingerstyle blues style "some tricks about playing the guitar," but don't let his laconic delivery fool you. By the ... Read More

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 - 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 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

Boogie Woogie Guitar

Del Rey
Here's a guitar lesson that will thrill, entertain, amaze and challenge you while imparting an array of great songs, licks and guitar arrangements. Del Rey's powerful guitar skills have been inspired in equal parts by classic blues guitarists and barrelhouse piano players. Her dynamic style combines moving chords, funky grooves, blues riffs and the boogie-woogie bass lines that ... 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

Chris Smither: Special Two-Video Set

Chris Smither
  Lesson One: The Guitar of Chris Smither, Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style      Lesson Two: Chris Smither Teaches Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements Chris Smither has made these two terrific lessons for anyone interested in taking traditional blues guitar styles and incorporating them into a contemporary setting. His foot-tapping, high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected songs have kept him in the top ... 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
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