Easy Fingerpicking Favorites

Happy Traum
Learn to play five easy songs that should be in every fingerpicker's repertoire: "Railroad Bill," "My Creole Belle," "Cocaine Blues," "Freight Train," "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor." Happy plays each tune in its simplest form, then moves the appropriate notes off the beat (while the bass maintains its steady, on-the-beat rhythm) so you can clearly understand where ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - DVD 1

Happy Traum

DVD One: Starting From Scratch

So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun Tapes 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 ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - DVD 2

Happy Traum

DVD Two: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues

Now that you've completed DVD 1 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
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Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar - Two-DVD Set

Happy Traum

Two DVD Set

These two DVDs 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
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Easy Steps to Blues Guitar Jamming - Two-DVD Set

Happy Traum, Artie Traum
These DVD 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. DVD 1 shows ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking - DVD 1

Happy Traum

DVD One: Demystifying Alternate Thumb Style

There is probably no acoustic guitar style as popular, or as mysterious to novices, as alternate-bass fingerpicking. For many aspiring players the ability to maintain a rock-steady rhythmic pulse with their thumb while picking out off-the-beat melody notes with their fingers represents a "holy grail" of country, folk and blues playing. The beauty of this style is that you are ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking - DVD 2

Happy Traum

DVD 2: Songs in Dropped D Tuning

On this second DVD in the series, Happy Traum takes his hands-on, user-friendly fingerpicking course to the next level. He builds your guitar skills in a comprehensive, step-by-step method that will soon have even novice pickers playing firmly in intermediate territory. This lesson concentrates on the versatile and useful "dropped D" tuning, with its booming bass notes and full-sounding chords ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking - DVD 3

Happy Traum

Graduating into Classic Repertoire

Now that you have mastered the basics of the alternate-thumb picking style, Happy Traum brings your playing up a few notches by introducing you to the songs and sounds of Merle Travis, Doc Watson, John Hurt and other masters of traditional guitar fingerpicking. Each piece you learn will add challenging techniques that will build your musical versatility, increase your dexterity ... Read More
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Easy Steps to Guitar Fingerpicking - Three-DVD Set

Happy Traum

Three-DVD set

BUY THE COMPLETE SET AND SAVE! Drawing on four decades of teaching experience, Happy Traum has devised this nearly foolproof method to help you get off to a great start. He trains you to "rewire your brain" so that playing in this style becomes second nature. Happy also imparts invaluable information about finger picks, string damping, Travis style picking and ... Read More
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Expand Your Fingerpicking Repertoire and Technique

John James

Dazzling Guitar Rags, Jazzy Tunes and Classic Blues

John James, Britain's premier ragtime guitarist and a consummate teacher and performer, leads you through the complexities of advanced chord shapes, moving bass lines, the use of harmonics, slides and bends, advanced melodic structure, and gives you pointers on how to arrange your own fingerpicking pieces. These CD audio lessons move from the simpler to the more complex, but ... Read More
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Exploring DADGAD Guitar

Laurence Juber
Although DADGAD guitar tuning is most closely associated with the droning, bagpipe-like sounds of Celtic music, Laurence Juber has taken it to a whole new level with his use of beautiful cascading notes and complex harmonies. On this richly detailed lesson, Laurence gives you a complete understanding of how DADGAD works and how, by using it, you can gain a ... Read More
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Exploring the Guitar with Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo'

Songs and Arrangements to Enrich Your Playing

Keb' Mo' expertly accompanies his distinctively soulful songs with folk/blues fingerpicking, swampy slide licks, contemporary pop chords and a touch of jazz. The seven arrangements he teaches on this DVD are simple enough for early intermediate guitarists, but provide enough twists and turns to interest advanced musicians as well. With his easy-going humor and deep musical knowledge, Keb' Mo ... Read More
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