Jazz Mandolin

Andy Statman

From Bill Monroe to BeBop

This in-depth mandolin method takes you beyond bluegrass and into the fascinating realm jazz improvisation. Starting with an exploration of Bill Monroe's blues-tinged bluegrass style, Andy Statman guides you through a variety of scales, modes, riffs, chord progressions and substitutions. In addition to teaching his own techniques, he shows you, in detail, how to improvise bebop, swing and contemporary ... Read More

Jazz Piano

Warren Bernhardt

From Basic Theory to Advanced Solo Pieces

One of the world's great contemporary players explores jazz piano from basic theory to advanced solo pieces. Warren Bernhardt shares his vast musical knowledge to give you a real understanding of the piano and its possibilities. He covers the essential scales, modes, chord voicings, intervals, progressions and everything else you need to add excitement, color and creativity to your ... Read More

John Sebastian Teaches Blues Harmonica Listen and Learn

John Sebastian

Special Guest: Guitarist Jimmy Vivino

Play great blues harp in one lesson! John Sebastian explains how to hold the instrument and make your first tones. He then uses cowboy music to demonstrate "out" or "straight" harp style, and shows you how to play your first blues scales using traditional "cross harp" technique. Before you know it, you'll be playing a blues in G, complete ... Read More

Learning the Irish Fiddle

Kevin Burke
A famed fiddler teaches essential tunes and then adds the ornaments--slides, grace notes, rolls, etc.--that make them distinctively Irish. Although a basic knowledge of the violin is necessary, these lessons are taught slowly and carefully, so that even a near-beginner can play the tunes. Kevin teaches jigs, reels, hornpipes and shows you how to pick a tune out of ... Read More

Learn to Play Real Cajun Fiddle

Michael Doucet
Michael Doucet is an internationally-known fiddler, Grammy-winning leader of Beausoleil and peerless authority on the Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and old-time music of southwest Louisiana.  These fascinating lessons are chock-full of invaluable fiddle technique; tips on style; information on the great players; and more than 20 great instrumentals. In addition, Michael provides back-up fiddle or accordion parts for each tune ... Read More

Livingston Taylor's Hit Guitar Styles

Livingston Taylor

Arranging Pop Songs for Acoustic Guitar

One of the most popular acoustic performers in pop music today shows how to build chord progressions, use harmonics and dynamics, write, sing and perform like a professional. You''ll learn the fingerstyle guitar parts to his beautifully crafted pop/jazz/blues tunes, including:Strollin', Lost In The Love Of You, If I Were You, Carolina Day, One Of The ... Read More

New Acoustic Guitar

Tony Rice
Here's the whole gamut of the Tony Rice guitar, from bluegrass to his own "new acoustic" compositions. You'll learn licks, runs, tunes, advanced rhythm parts and the complex, improvisational solos that Tony is known for all over the world. Songs: Red-Haired Boy, Little Sadie, Your Love Is Like A Flower, Blue Railroad Train, Old Train, Ginseng Sullivan, Wild ... Read More

Old-Time Country Mandolin

Mike Seeger
Starts off with the basics--how to hold the pick and the proper way to fret the notes--Mike then gets into rhythm patterns for accompaniments. You'll advance into melody playing, tremolo technique, sliding double-stops (fiddle tune style) and will soon by playing tunes, breakdowns and rags, including: Red River Valley, All The Good Times Are Past And Gone, Boil Them ... Read More

Old Time Music Party

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Bruce Molsky
Here's an exciting way to increase your repertoire of old time tunes and gain confidence when you join in the sessions at parties, festivals, camps and other musical events. Bruce, Cathy, Marcy and Joe play these thirteen instrumentals up to speed for those ready to jam and at half speed for the sake of beginning/intermediate pickers who want ... Read More

Paul Butterfield Teaches Blues Harmonica Master Class: Book/Audio

Paul Butterfield

Sessions with a Legendary Player

This attractive book has a code inside that gives you computer access to the audio portion of this product. On this powerful and important lesson made a few years before his death in 1987, one of the great blues harmonica players of all time teaches the techniques he developed during a lifetime of musical experience.Paul Butterfield, who honed his ... Read More

Rare Bird Alert - TAB Book

Steve Martin

Book of Tablature

  Steve Martin's latest CD, "Rare Bird Alert," has received raves from critics, fans and players alike. His thirteen songs and sparkling banjo solos, in both clawhammer and three-finger picking styles, are whimsical and fun-filled, always beautifully crafted and superbly played by Steve and his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. This new book features transcriptions for all twelve banjo ... Read More

Richard Thompson Teaches Traditional Guitar Instrumentals - Book/Audio

Richard Thompson
In this terrific instructional package, Richard Thompson, one of the most brilliant and innovative guitarists of our time, teaches the intricacies of his unique guitar style through the analysis and breakdown of traditional English, Scottish and Irish instrumentals. You’ll learn to play his arrangements of eight superb dance tunes, chosen from his vast repertoire and covering a variety of rhythmic ... Read More
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