How To Improvise Great Blues Solos With Just a Few Notes

Toby Walker

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

“You don’t have to play a bazillion notes to sound really good. B. B. King could tear the house down with two or three notes.” - Toby Walker Every guitarist wants to be able to improvise an ear-catching solo in a blues jam and really say something. This lesson is as good a place to start as you’ll find ... Read More
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Innovative Arrangements for American Blues - Roots Guitar

Geoff Muldaur
Legendary singer and guitarist Geoff Muldaur has chosen six gospel and blues arrangements that are filled with ideas, techniques and wonderful songs to add to your repertoire. They include two traditional gospel songs: "Just a Little While to Stay Here," based on a New Orleans funeral march in dropped D tuning; the soulful "Trouble Soon Be Over" in open G ... Read More
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"In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" - A Blues Classic

Happy Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

This classic blues song, originally played on piano and sung by the great Leroy Carr, has been recorded by everyone from Ray Charles to Nina Simone. There's even a wonderful version on banjo by Pete Seeger. It’s one of the most evocative and beautiful blues tunes ever written. Happy Traum’s version is based on both Big Bill ... Read More
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Jorma Kaukonen's Fingerpicking Guitar Method

Jorma Kaukonen
This is the ultimate course in Jorma Kaukonen's unique and influential blues and country guitar fingerpicking style, filled with invaluable wisdom, advice and techniques for learning pickers at all levels. Jorma gears this material to players who have little knowledge of the fingerpicking basics while skillfully engaging more experienced guitarists as well. You'll learn five traditional and original ... Read More
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"Just For the Love of It" CD + DVD Package

Happy Traum

DVD and CD Combo

Happy Traum Teaches Fingerstyle Arrangements for Six Blues, Country and Folk Songs From His Acclaimed CD "Just For the Love of It” Two-Hour DVD Download $24.95 Catalog DL-HAP-JF21 Level 3 These six songs and instrumentals will challenge, delight and inspire learning guitarists looking for new techniques and fresh repertoire. Happy teaches two traditional blues; a timeless cowboy song; an ... Read More
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Keb' Mo' - The Complete Two-DVD Set!

Keb' Mo'
Get both of Keb' Mo's instructional DVDs and SAVE! Learn blues, folk and just a touch of jazz with these excellent DVD lessons from a legendary player. Keb' Mo' is one of our great contemporary performing and recording artists, and he's an engaging and entertaining instructor as well. You'll get a real guitar education in blues guitar ... Read More
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Keep Your Hand On The Plow

Happy Traum

Easy Fingerpicking For Starting Players

Keep Your Hand On The Plow is a famous old spiritual and civil rights anthem that's great for learning basic fingerpicking. Happy's user-friendly lesson will help beginning pickers keep their steady-thumb, alternating bass technique going while picking out the easily accessible melody notes on the treble strings. Since the song only has two chords (A minor and E7 ... Read More
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Learn to Fingerpick with Jim Kweskin

Jim Kweskin

A Jug Full of Great Folk and Ragtime Tunes

An icon of the folk revival has recorded a unique and highly effective lesson that will get anyone playing in alternate-thumb style. Jim Kweskin's DVD covers a wide range of guitar techniques and a raft of fabulous folk, country, ragtime and early jazz-pop tunes. Unique on-screen charts and step-by-step instruction help novices learn exactly how the thumb and fingers ... Read More
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Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar-Three-DVD Set

Bob Brozman

From the Basics to Advanced Bottleneck Technique and Repertoire

One of the most compelling sounds in American music is made by glass or steel sliding on the strings of an acoustic guitar. On these three DVDs, the powerful blues of legendary players of the Mississippi Delta -- Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton Bukka White, Skip James, Tampa Red and others -- are taught by a true master of the bottleneck. Bob Brozman ... Read More
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"Little Sadie" in DADGAD Tuning

Al Petteway

A Homespun Instant Access Download

"Little Sadie" is one of the most widely played songs in the American folk and Southern Appalachian traditions. Originally made popular by North Carolina banjo player Clarence Ashley, the flatpicked versions by Doc Watson and Tony Rice have become iconic among guitar pickers. Hundreds of other players, from Jerry Garcia to Bob Dylan, have added their licks and styles to ... Read More
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Mastering Thumbpicking with Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Virtuoso Pieces in the Styles of Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed!

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” - Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend) “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!”- Tommy Emmanuel, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee) When Richard Smith picks up a guitar, audiences watch in rapt amazement as his fingers dance over fretboard and ... Read More
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Mike Dowling Plays Blues in Open G

Mike Dowling

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Mike Dowling, a blues guitar master and a Homespun instructor who is a perennial favorite, plays an improvisational groove using Open G tuning. His steady thumb and laid back style are a pleasure to watch in this outtake from his most recent Homespun video, "Mike Dowling's Roadmap to Creative Guitar Arranging." We hope you enjoy this free download that ... Read More
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