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
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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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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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A Fingerstyle Christmas

Happy Traum

Guitar Arrangements to Seven Beloved Songs and Carols.

These seven traditional Christmas songs and carols have been specially arranged so that even an early-intermediate guitarist can play them, but more advanced players will have much to learn as well. Drawing on his experience as one of America's most popular guitar teachers, Happy Traum has carefully chosen each classic song for its "playability" as well as its timeless ... Read More
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A Lesson With Steve Earle

Steve Earle

Guitars, Songs and Picking Techniques

Take a lesson with one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of our time!  A master storyteller, Steve Earle crafts his powerful songs with basic chords and a two-finger picking style that is eloquent in its simplicity. His music combines folk, blues, alt-country and rock styles in a powerful, instantly recognizable genre all its own. This unique DVD gives us ... Read More
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An Easy Guide to Open D

Happy Traum

The Must-Know Tuning for Fingerpickers and Blues Guitarists

Tuning to an open chord is a satisfying and fun way to play, giving you rich, resonant sounds with relatively little effort. Just follow the tuning instructions by Happy Traum, then strum the open strings for a ringing D chord; G, A and other major chords can be made with simple one-finger barres. It’s all explained in such a ... Read More
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An Introduction to Open Tunings and Slide Guitar

Roy Book Binder
The inestimable Roy Book Binder has given us another terrific look at his unique brand of fingerpicked blues guitar. This time around he covers the basics of open tunings and the use of the bottleneck, teaching the essential techniques in a way that will be easy even for newcomers to this style. Roy starts his lesson with an exploration of ... Read More
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Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - DVD Two

Al Petteway

Mountain Songs, Fiddle Tunes, and Blues

Fingerstyle master Al Petteway continues his exploration of the evocative DADGAD tuning with a variety of must-learn tunes in the Southern mountain tradition. In his hands, this tuning becomes an inventive and compelling way to play bluegrass, blues and country songs. A small alteration of chord shapes will give you the "high lonesome" sounds of Appalachian music, and standard chords ... Read More
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Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - Two DVD Set

Al Petteway

Two DVD Set

Get both of Al Petteway's incredible Appalachian DADGAD lessons and SAVE! DVD 1: The ringing strings and open voicings of DADGAD produce an ethereal, almost magical guitar sound. In Al Petteway’s masterful hands, well-known Southern Mountain songs and instrumentals are given a new treatment, brought to life with fresh new harmonies and inventive fingerpicking. Al shows you how ... Read More
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