Dobro Variations

Cindy Cashdollar

Explorations in Minor, Swing and Rockabilly Styles

In this follow-up lesson to her very popular video for beginning players, "Learning Bluegrass Dobro," Cindy moves into intermediate territory with the blues, minor key and western swing styles that have become her signature sound. Cindy builds your knowledge of the Dobro step-by-step, teaching alternate tunings, music theory and invaluable bar and fingerpicking techniques. Starting with the much-requested classic Panhandle ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - Two-Video Set

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great Dr John up close! These two one-hour videos are jammed full of powerful playing, slowed-down instruction and the wonderful personality of one of the premier artists of our time. Mac (Dr John) Rebennack discusses the playing styles of the musicians he heard and worked ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - Video 1

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)
Just sit back and watch Dr John work his way through the likes of "C.C. Rider" and Pine Top Boogie"a you will have got a graduate degree in soul." - Time Magazine Imagine being able to see as well as hear the amazing piano styles of the great Dr John - up close! This one-hour session is jammed full of ... Read More

Dr John Teaches New Orleans Piano - Video 2

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)

Video Two

"These videos offer a rollicking two hours of fun licks, patterns and patter" - People Magazine On his second lesson, Mac (Dr John) Rebennack continues his discussion and demonstration of the playing styles of the musicians he heard and worked with as a youngster growing up in New Orleans. You'll learn songs and instrumentals by such legendary greats as Huey ... Read More

Dr John - The Piano Styles of Dr John

Mac Rebennack (Dr John)

An Intimate Session with Mac Rebennack

We are very excited and honored to be able to offer a video by one of America's most important and distinctive musical voices. In a far ranging conversation with noted record producer and Saturday Night Live musical director Hal Willner, the late Mac Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr John) performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early ... Read More

Easy Moveable Chords for Dynamic Blues Soloing

Toby Walker

Play Seven Blues Classics Around the Fretboard

Here’s a really fun and informative lesson for players at all levels. Toby Walker has long been among our most popular guitar instructors, and on this session he shows early-intermediate players how certain chord shapes, particularly the “long A,” can be used to get around the fretboard and create authentic-sounding fingerstyle blues solos - with a minimum of effort.  ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Lesson One: Starting From Scratch

So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun founder Happy Traum offers the very best way for you to get started! This basic course in fingerstyle blues guitar breaks it all down into easily digested topics for novice players. You'll start by learning the basic blues forms and getting them securely under your belt ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues

Now that you've completed Lesson One and have made it past the basics, it's time to tackle the next level- traditional blues fingerpicking. The key to all country blues playing, and the heart of this style, is in your ability to play a rhythmic bass pulse with your thumb while your fingers pick out syncopated notes on the ... Read More

Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar Videos 1 and 2

Happy Traum

Two Video Set

These two lessons are the perfect choice for you if you're an early-intermediate guitarist who wants to begin playing blues on your acoustic guitar. All you need to get started are the basic chords and Happy Traum will get you into the world of traditional blues guitar in no time. Before long, you'll be playing songs complete with ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Two-Video Set

Happy Traum, Artie Traum
These lessons have been produced so that players at all levels will be able to play along and jam with famed musicians Happy and Artie Traum. They're filled with detailed instruction, good songs, invaluable advice, and the techniques you'll need to trade riffs, use chord inversions, move around the fingerboard and improvise creative solos. Video 1 shows you ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Video 1

Happy Traum, Artie Traum

Play Along and Learn!

There is nothing more fun and exciting for a guitar player than having the skills to improvise in a jam session. The trick is to have your fundamentals down so you can be comfortable when you play with others. Happy and Artie Traum have designed this lesson so that even a novice will be able to play along, but it ... Read More

Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Video 2

Happy Traum, Artie Traum

Exploring the Keys of C, D and G

Play along with Happy and Artie Traum as they continue their excursion into blues jamming and improvisation. Like their previous lesson, this one is filled with good songs, sage advice, important tips and fascinating insights into blues guitar techniques. Each key on the guitar lends itself to distinct licks, chord positions, turnarounds and bass patterns. Happy and Artie make learning ... Read More
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