Blues Piano Explorations - Video 1

David Bennett Cohen

Lesson One: Playing in Minor Keys

David Bennett Cohen, a master of rock and blues piano, brings his extensive musical knowledge and experience to intermediate-level players. This first of a two-part video series concentrates on playing blues in minor keys. It’s packed with essential music instruction and it features blues scales, chord progressions, riffs, runs and solos that will build on any piano student’s skills and ... Read More

Blues Piano Explorations - Video 2

David Bennett Cohen

Lesson Two: Playing in Major Keys

In this second lesson in his “Blues Piano Explorations” series, David Bennett Cohen looks at intermediate-level tunes and improvisations in a variety of major keys. Both back-up accompanists and soloists will learn powerful piano moves that will increase your rhythmic and harmonic development and help you shine at the keyboard. David starts his lesson with a strong shuffle rhythm in ... Read More

Blues Rock Piano

David Bennett Cohen
If you play a little piano and are ready to get into blues, barrelhouse, boogie-woogie or rock playing, then these lessons are for you! This complete six-hour course takes you from the most basic level into the heart of real blues and rock playing. Starting with fairly simple left hand rhythm patterns, David Cohen quickly expands into solo playing. He ... Read More

Blue Uke

Del Rey

Blues, Rags and Jazzy Dance Tunes

We’re in the midst of a ukulele renaissance, and this wonderful little instrument’s role has been expanding to include a wide variety of musical genres. In the hands of the amazing Del Rey it becomes a veritable blues and ragtime music machine! This informative and entertaining lesson will teach you a myriad of fingerpicking and chording techniques. Del takes a ... Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Two- Video Set

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing

Bob Brozman dissects his powerful fingerpicking technique in these lessons designed to move you beyond basic folk style into blues, jazz, ragtime and swing! These lessons will improve your guitar arrangements and help you develop a wide variety of instrumental techniques. Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Video 1

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing #1

Move beyond basic folk styles and get into the excitement of fingerstyle blues, ragtime and swing! With his dynamic picking techniques and deep understanding of traditional guitar styles, the late Bob Brozman provides you with the tools to explore your guitar's rhythmic, harmonic and melodic possibilities. Bob shows you how to play exciting songs like Salty Dog Blues, Jazz ... Read More

Bob Brozman's Guide to Roots Guitar Styles - Video 2

Bob Brozman

Blues, Ragtime and Swing #2

Get more variety out of your arrangements, develop powerful instrumental technique and expand your musical horizons with the late Bob Brozman's second foray into American roots guitar music. This jam-packed lesson will build your instrumental skills, improve your fingerpicking and enhance your total understanding of the guitar's fingerboard. Bob's breakdown of his powerful fingerpicking and chording techniques ... Read More

*Bright Morning Stars

Happy Traum
One of Happy Traum's best albums, recorded in 1979 with an astounding group of backup musicians and singers. With Pat Alger, Larry Campbell, Jan De Smet, Caroline Dutton, Amy Fradon, Arti Funaro, John Herald, Doug James, Richard Manuel, Maria Muldaur, Billy Mundi, Andy Robinson, Roly Salley, John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Merle Watson. Songs: Monday Morning Blues, The Bounty Hunter ... 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

Classic Rock, Country and Blues Drumming

Levon Helm with special guests, The Band: Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante and Guest Keyboardist Aaron (Professor Louie) Hurwitz.

Conversation, Instruction and Performances by a Beloved Musical Icon

Take a lesson from a true rock legend! The late Levon Helm’s music reflected a cross-section of American roots music: Delta blues, country, rockabilly, R&B and, of course, the indelible music of The Band. In this rare session, taped in his barn-like studio and recently re-released after more than a decade, the Arkansas native shares his unique ideas on drumming ... Read More

Classics of Country Blues Guitar

Rory Block
Learn to play some of the greatest Delta blues guitar solos of all time, taught in accurate detail by a contemporary master of the genre. Rory Block breaks down these fingerstyle pieces phrase-by-phrase, providing the details of how to play them with all the nuances and subtleties of the originals. At the same time, you'll acquire the technical skills ... Read More

Corey Harris Teaches Blues Guitar

Corey Harris

From Mississippi to Mali

Corey Harris has absorbed American country blues traditions and plays them as authentically and powerfully as anyone on the scene today. He has also explored the African guitar styles on which much of the blues was based, and on this remarkable instructional session he teaches songs and instrumentals that bridge the gap between the two cultures. Corey starts by teaching ... Read More
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