How to Learn Guitar Parts from Recordings

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

12 Tips and Tools for All Players

NEW! LIMITED-TIME INTRODUCTORY OFFER! You hear a compelling acoustic guitar part on a recording, and you want to learn to play it yourself. With so many options for chord shapes and note positions on the fretboard, as well as altered tunings, capos, and other variables, figuring out how to reproduce a recorded part can be a huge challenge. Online resources ... Read More

Mastering Your Scales - The Complete Course

Adam Traum

Adam Traum’s “Zone” Method of Fretboard Navigation

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced guitarist, understanding the entire fingerboard and knowing your scales are essential components of becoming a better player. This three-lesson set becomes your roadmap to soloing and improvisation. Adam integrates scale practice with basic theory, moveable chord shapes, and melodic ideas that you can use in your everyday playing. These lessons start at the ... 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

Building Dynamic Solos

James Nash

"Call and Response” Ideas for Lead Guitar

James Nash is an engaging communicator who makes this lesson exciting from the first notes. He approaches soloing and improvisation using a powerful musical concept: “Call and response.” Referencing the scales and chord progressions of some familiar songs, James shows intermediate/advanced players how to build powerful and creative solos up and down the fretboard.  Opening with the classic ... Read More

12-String Guitar Techniques

Happy Traum

Blues, Rags, Ballads and Instrumentals

Play the powerful basses, dynamic rhythms and rich, resonant chords that are only possible on the 12-string guitar! This lesson by veteran guitarist Happy Traum teaches songs, styles and techniques that will open up vast possibilities on this exciting instrument. The 12-string's six sets of doubled strings provide a depth of sound, richness of tone and rhythmic possibilities that ... Read More

20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know! Series 1

Steve Kaufman
Here's an amazing series of lessons that will help every player, regardless of level, improve flatpicking skills, learn great tunes and become a better bluegrass guitarist! These six audio hours and 163-page pdf book will change the way you flatpick! Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, Steve Kaufman's unique three-tiered system will ... Read More

20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know! Series 2

Steve Kaufman
Imagine what it would be like to get into a picking session with a bunch of other players and be able to take hot solos with the best of them! Steve Kaufman's second compilation of twenty favorite bluegrass tunes breaks each one down, highlighting the guitar parts so you'll be able to hold your own in any jam ... Read More

20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know! Series 3

Steve Kaufman

What To Play When The Singing Stops

Many people want to know how to figure out those great instrumentals that the top pickers play between verses of a song. Steve Kaufman's third set of popular lessons for Parking Lot Pickers teaches you how to work out the guitar breaks that dress up favorite bluegrass and country songs, and how to take a great solo. The vocals ... Read More

20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know! Series 4

Steve Kaufman
This six-hour set of lessons teaches you 20 more great traditional instruments, which we predict will quickly become favorites. Once again, Steve starts with the easy melody so beginners get the basics down first; he then concentrates on intermediate-level licks and runs; and finally, advanced pickers will be challenged by the full-bore championship-level finished instrumental. Steve even provides rhythm tracks ... Read More

20 Gospel Songs That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know

Steve Kaufman
Here's a course of study that teaches you flatpicking techniques on your guitar while inspiring you with classic songs of faith. Steve Kaufman teaches a dazzling set of challenging and beautiful gospel standards that are essential repertoire for every aspiring guitarist - great for playing at jam sessions and for family, church, camp or other venues for sacred songs. As ... Read More

20 Swing Tunes That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know

Steve Kaufman
Steve Kaufman has done it again! He has recorded a series of lessons for bluegrass flatpickers, this time covering a dazzling set of challenging and beautiful swing tunes. These are standards that Steve feels are essential repertoire for every aspiring swing guitarist. As he has done in the past, Steve has constructed these lessons according to his unique method: A ... Read More

A Crash Course in Open Tunings for Guitar

Mary Flower
You can get ringing notes, rich tones and textures simply by retuning your guitar to an open chord. On this easy exploration for novice players, Mary Flower teaches some tunings that will help you play beautiful sounding songs and instrumentals almost immediately. An expert player and an experienced instructor, Mary helps you work out well-known songs or instrumentals for each ... Read More
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