Six Outstanding Fingerpicking Arrangements

Chris Smither
Chris Smither's foot-tapping, high-groove guitar style and blues-inflected songs have kept him in the top ranks of singer/songwriters for four decades. On this lesson he shows you how he uses his alternating thumb and syncopated two-finger picking, along with a variety of left hand techniques, to create the rhythmic drive and distinctive harmonies that distinguish his unique arrangements ... Read More

Slide Guitar for Blues - Lap Style - Lesson 1

Bob Brozman

Lesson One: The Basics and Beyond

Bob Brozman uses a variety of instruments - a Weissenborn, a Dobro-type resophonic and a National steel - to teach the funky blues tunes, cool riffs and adventurous improvisations that he pulls from his seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. His course in lap style slide guitar will open up exciting musical ideas and powerful techniques for anyone who wants to get into ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume One

Steve Kaufman
What a great way to improve your picking, build up speed and stamina, and get those licks and solos working so you can really jam! On these four lessons, Steve plays 49 classic bluegrass tunes slowly and then up-to-speed. With the stereo balance control, you can turn off the lead and play along with the rhythm track to get your ... Read More

Steve Kaufman's Four-Hour Bluegrass Workout, Volume Two

Steve Kaufman
You've got hours of fantastic jamming ahead of you! This project provides you with a backup band that will give you rhythmic support, encourage you to learn new material and provide invaluable practice sessions. Each song is played three times slowly and then three times at a faster pace. (Lessons 1 and 2 contain the slow versions, while lessons ... Read More

Swing Guitar - Lesson 1

Mike Dowling

Lesson One: Rhythm's Where It's At!

Here's a fabulous guitar lesson that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great rhythm guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Using swing blues as a starting point, Mike ... Read More

Swing Guitar - Lesson 2

Mike Dowling

Lesson Two: Improvising Hot Lead Solos

Infectious syncopations, hot soloing, lush chords....nothing captures the spirit of jazz better than swing. Mike Dowling has it down cold, and on this follow-up to "Swing Guitar: Rhythm's Where It's At," he has put together a perfect lesson for any player interested in lead soloing and improvisation. Mike's clear instructional style is easy to follow, and ... Read More

Swing Guitar - Two-Video Set

Mike Dowling
Here are two fabulous guitar lessons that will give you all the tools you'll need to become a great swing guitarist! Veteran player Mike Dowling demonstrates, clearly and simply, the techniques that put him in high demand as sideman for such legendary players as Joe Venuti, Jethro Burns and Vassar Clements. Student Reviews: "I have purchased several tapes in ... Read More

Swingin' It Solo

Mike Dowling

Chords, Techniques and Arrangements for Swing Guitar

As Mike Dowling proves, you don't need backup musicians to play hot swing tunes on the guitar. With this fascinating lesson you get the whole package -- rhythm comping, movable chordprogressions, melodic riffs, intros, outros, improvisations and other guitar adornments to enable you to play songs and instrumentals from the early jazz era on solo guitar. Mike is a precise ... Read More

Take A Solo!

Toby Walker

The Secrets to Blues and Country Guitar Improvisation

A blues or country guitarist creates a great solo, spinning single-string notes seemingly out of nowhere, thrilling the audience and getting nods of approval from fellow musicians. How does this happen? How do you even start figuring out which notes to play in the midst of a song or jam session?  Toby Walker has the perfect key to unlocking ... Read More

Techniques for Contemporary 12-String Guitar

Chris Proctor
This DVD lesson provides new insights into the sonic possibilities and boundless opportunities for innovation on the 12-string guitar. Chris Proctor tackles a wide range of ideas and techniques, taking this richly toned instrument into new and undiscovered territory. This course is jam-packed with invaluable information, including important tips on tuning, stringing and setting up the 12-string for maximum output ... Read More

The 12-String Guitar Of Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
The signature sound of Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker electric 12-string will immerse you in the music that made The Byrds a prime musical force. Now you can learn to play favorites from his powerful repertoire, and master the licks and guitar techniques that made his sound instantly recognizable. Roger plays, sings and analyzes his version of Mr. Tamborine Man, Turn ... Read More

The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Lesson One

Jorma Kaukonen

Lesson One

Jorma Kaukonen's first musical influences were the fingerpicking blues of Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy and other traditional players. From those inspirations, he built the acoustic guitar style that has made him a top guitarist and a legendary figure in the pop music world. On this insightful lesson, Jorma breaks down his fingerpicking style, lick by ... Read More
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