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

The Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

Larry Campbell

An In-Depth Exploration of Five Fingerpicking Classics

Larry Campbell has played with some of the biggest names in the music business, but he grew up listening to the inspirational songs and dazzling guitar technique of the Rev. Gary Davis. On this powerful instructional DVD, he and Teresa Williams offer dynamic performances of five songs by the legendary master, and then Larry breaks down each one, covering both ... Read More

The Guitar of Robert Johnson - Two-Video Set

Rory Block
Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson’s unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938.  CUSTOMER REVIEW: "I want to thank you for the Homespun learning DVD's you made.  I am learning so ... Read More

The Guitar of Robert Johnson - Video 1

Rory Block
Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson's unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938. On this exciting, jam-packed lesson, the award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks, runs ... Read More

The Guitar of Rory Block: Blues

Rory Block

Arrangements to Rory's Most Requested Songs

"Rory Block has been an inspiration to me since we started out years ago. Her guitar playing, singing and songwriting are some of the most soulful in traditional and modern blues." Bonnie Raitt This terrific lesson in fingerstyle blues guitar, just released from the Homespun archives in digital format, features blues great Rory Block breaking down her award-winning strumming, pounding and string-snapping techniques, along with ... Read More

The Guitar of Rory Block: Originals

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Arrangements to Rory's Most Requested Songs

Rory Block's compelling and powerful original songs, as much as her renowned blues guitar technique, have gained her a large and enthusiastic international following. In this special one-on-one session, recently released from the Homespun archives, she teaches some of her most requested numbers along with her distinctive and challenging guitar arrangements. Her opening song, the evocative Silver Wings (using what Rory calles ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Lesson One

Rory Block

Playing Traditional and Original Blues

Learn the traditional country blues guitar styles that have influenced generations of players. Rory Block, one of the most knowledgeable and talented exponents of the classic blues style, teaches the earthy, hard-driving playing of the Mississippi Delta in a way that brings it all into focus. The rhythmic pounding style of Charlie Patton, the fingerpicking blues of Tommy Johnson, and ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Lesson Two

Rory Block

Playing Traditional and Original Blues

Rory Block continues her exploration of the earthy, hard-driving blues of the Mississippi Delta as played by Booker White, Robert Johnson, John Hurt, Charlie Spann and other great traditional players. She teaches a number of powerful blues songs to add to your repertoire, including Fixin' To DIe, Love My Blues Away, Leavin' Here, When You've Got a Good Friend ... Read More

The Power of Delta Blues Guitar - Two-Lesson Set

Rory Block
Rory Block has long been considered one of the great contemporary players of the Mississippi Delta blues style. She studied with some of the masters herself and here she passes on her favorite techniques and tunes. Rory breaks each song down phrase by phrase, while teaching the use of regular and open tunings, treble melodies, bass runs, slides, string bending ... Read More

Three Less-Known Blues Treasures

Adam Traum

Fingerpicking Classics by Tampa Red, Tommy Johnson and Jesse Fuller

Grab your guitar and dig into three great songs that will add cool licks and fingerpicking finesse to your blues repertoire. Adam Traum carefully takes you through the basics of each tune, then adds embellishments that will bring your playing to new levels. The up-tempo Tampa Red tune, Can’t Get That Stuff No More, out of the key of C ... Read More

Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Two-Lesson Set

Happy Traum

Maybelle Carter Style and Travis Style

Just about everyone knows this great old country/gospel song. It’s sung and played at least once at every jam session and campfire singalong, not to mention being the perfect ending to an evening concert. A. P. Carter picked it up from an old hymn, written in 1907, and he, Sara and Maybelle inspired its unending popularity when the Carter ... Read More
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