Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 1

Martin Simpson

Celtic Arrangements in Alternate Tunings

Learn Martin Simpson's most compelling arrangements, along with the guitar techniques that give his playing great distinction and popularity. Martin has pioneered the use of altered tunings to bring out the widest possible harmonic range of the guitar, and each of the songs on this DVD features that special sound. You'll learn three Scottish airs in dropped-D tuning ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 2

Martin Simpson

Creating Your Own Arrangements

Martin Simpson's compellingly beautiful music is evidence of his unique understanding of the guitar's possibilities. His impeccable tone and brilliant arrangements of Celtic, British and American guitar songs and instrumentals are widely admired but rarely mastered. On this powerful and revealing lesson, Martin explains how he arrives at his distinctive settings. He imparts invaluable instruction that will help ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 3

Martin Simpson

Developing Style & Repertoire

"His performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beautya Sheer mastery of the acoustic guitar."-- Guitar Player Magazine Get ready to dig into more of Martin Simpson's beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins his third DVD lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of 'G sus.4' tuning. Betsy ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Three-DVD Set

Martin Simpson

Arrangements, Style & Repertoire

In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to ... Read More
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Irish Rhythm Guitar

John Doyle
Learn the fine art of backing Celtic tunes on guitar! One of today's hottest players demonstrates the strumming patterns, bass lines, accents and syncopations that he uses to drive a tune forward. You'll discover how adding minor chords and other substitutions add interest to a basic three-chord tune, and will be playing both simple and complex accompaniments to ... Read More
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Lord Jamie Douglas (Waly Waly)

Martin Simpson

Alternate Tuning with Slide For a Scots Slow Air

Martin Simpson is revered for his fingerstyle playing and for his creative use of open and alternate tunings on the guitar. His haunting arrangement of this beautiful 16th Century Scottish air is played in his favorite tuning: CGDGCD (“Gsus4 over4”) with the added cross-cultural flourish of the use of the bottleneck slide.  Martin touches on essential slide technique, showing how ... Read More
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Steve Kaufman's 4-Hour Celtic Workout

Steve Kaufman
Anyone who loves to play Celtic music and wants to build repertoire and technique will need this new four-CD workout series! Whether you play traditional Celtic instruments (fiddle, whistle, pipes, bouzouki, button accordion) or the more bluegrass-oriented ones (mandolin, guitar, banjo), these session tunes will help you develop your playing skills and will get you ready for the all-important jams ... Read More
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Steve Kaufman Teaches Crowd Pleasers and Show Stoppers

Steve Kaufman

Steve's Favorite Flatpicking Instrumentals

ATTENTION INTERMEDIATE FLATPICKERS! If you want to learn exciting, challenging and technique-enhancing guitar solos, this lesson is for you! Steve Kaufman haschosen ten of his favorite show pieces, each one packed with a powerful arrayof ideas, instrumental skills and advice. These are, above all, great tunes to play at jam sessions, in performance or just in your practice room. With ... Read More
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The Cherry Tree Carol

Al Petteway
Here’s a beautiful and compelling tune that’s fairly easy to play. It’s perfect for the Christmas season but will have its place in your repertoire at any time of year. Al Petteway has arranged it for fingerstyle guitar in DADGAD tuning. Its open and parallel strings, with ringing overtones, give the piece a lovely reverb-like resonance. Al ... Read More
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"The Parting Glass" - An Irish Guitar Instrumental

Al Petteway

A Download-Only Single Song Lesson

This classic Irish song is perfect for the holidays - or any time of the year. Al Petteway's gorgeous and compelling version, in DADGAD tuning, is played as a guitar instrumental, but you can easily find the lyrics on line if you want to sing it. It has been recorded and performed by countless artists through the years and is ... Read More
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