Take A Solo!

Toby Walker

The Secrets to Blues and Country Guitar Improvisation

A blues or country guitarist creates a great solo, spinning single-string notes seemingly out of nowhere, thrilling the audience and getting nods of approval from fellow musicians. How does this happen? How do you even start figuring out which notes to play in the midst of a song or jam session?  Toby Walker has the perfect key to unlocking those ... Read More
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Take Command of Your Fretboard!

Woody Mann

A Practical Approach to Understanding Chords and Melody Through Blues, Gospel and Fingerstyle Originals

This extraordinary 2-DVD set teaches exciting new pieces, invaluable musical concepts, and an understanding of the fretboard to help you build your guitar playing to new levels. Starting from the basic chord positions, guitarist and educator Woody Mann walks you through ways to “play off” the chords and extend the positions up the neck using smaller shapes, double stops and ... Read More
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Tennessee Waltz: A Guitar Instrumental in Dropped D

Happy Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King’s “Tennessee Waltz” has been among the world's most popular country/pop songs since it’s million-selling recording by Patti Page in 1950. Since then, it has been recorded hundreds of times, has been named one of Tennessee’s official state songs, and is a ubiquitous number sung and played around campfires and ... Read More
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The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method

David Hamburger

Learn to Play Using the Techniques and Songs of American Roots Music

Fingerpicking is one of the most sought-after, intriguing and challenging of all acoustic guitar techniques. With your thumb providing the steady bass and fingers syncopating the treble notes, this sound never fails to delight players and listeners alike.  David Hamburger focuses on two essential fingerstyle approaches: alternating-bass “Travis” picking and steady-bass blues style. This carefully thought-out and expertly taught method ... Read More
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The Blues Guitar (and Harmonica) of John Hammond

John Hammond
John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style. John breaks down nearly a dozen songs from his vast repertoire, showing the ... Read More
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The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - DVD 1

Ernie Hawkins

Five Chord Shapes for Mastering the Fingerboard

If you think of the guitar fingerboard as unknown and remote territory, full of mystery and confusion, we have the road map and compass you need. The C-A-G-E-D System provides you with a complete understanding of the entire neck of the guitar so you can find your way around without ever getting lost again! Guitarist Ernie Hawkins calls it "the ... Read More
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The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - DVD 2

Ernie Hawkins

Playing Chords and Licks in Every Key and Position

Ernie Hawkins continues his detailed exploration of the C-A-G-E-D Guitar System, using his long experience in country blues fingerpicking as the springboard for this lesson. You''ll start by learning to play the standard 12-bar blues chord progression in every position and in every key - the heart of the C-A-G-E-D concept. As in his previous DVD, Ernie patiently and thoroughly ... Read More
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The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - DVD 3

Ernie Hawkins

The Next Step: Exploring Blues and Ragtime Progressions

Ernie Hawkins uses the amazing C-A-G-E-D System when playing his specialty- blues and ragtime tunes in alternate-thumb fingerpicking style. This way of looking at the instrument enables him to have instant access to the guitar's entire fretboard. On this third lesson, Ernie helps you explore blues melodies as they move up into the highest reaches of the fingerboard. He ... Read More
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The C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy - Three-DVD Set

Ernie Hawkins

Three DVD Set - The Complete Course

Here's the complete C-A-G-E-D System course in one package! Ernie Hawkins' clear, step-by-step approach will teach you how to get around on the entire fretboard. This is one of Homespun's most popular set of lessons ever! Student Reviews: "I've been working through Ernie Hawkin's new DVD's on the C-A-G-E-D system. He has totally unlocked the ... Read More
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The Fingerpicking Blues of Etta Baker

Etta Baker

A Lesson in the Real Piedmont Style

One of the signature chords of my guitar vocabulary comes from her version of Railroad Bill. This was the first guitar picking style that I ever learned."--Taj Mahal Learn traditional fingerpicking blues from a legendary player! Etta Baker plays, sings and breaks down ten traditional and original tunes, offering a true down-home lesson in Piedmont style blues. Playing her ... Read More
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The Fingerpicking Blues of John Jackson

John Jackson

with Roy Book Binder

This DVD is a must-have for all guitarists who want a lesson with a traditional blues artist. The Piedmont style comes alive as John Jackson teaches songs from his wide repertoire, detailing the finer points of his fingerstyle technique and reminiscing about Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Son House and other classic blues guitarists who influenced his music. As a ... Read More
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The Fingerpicking Blues of Mississippi John Hurt

John Sebastian, Happy Traum

A Spoonful of Classic Songs

No traditional musician is better loved than Mississippi John Hurt. He has influenced innumerable musicians through the years and, four decades after his death, his songs and instrumentals continue to be played throughout the world by novice guitarists and professionals alike. This lesson is filled with the songs, licks, sounds and techniques that make Mississippi John Hurt's music so ... Read More
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