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 DVD 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 ... Read More
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Slide Guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps

Techniques, Arrangements and Improvisation

Kelly Joe Phelps is a singer and guitarist with depth, range and amazing technique. His smoky voice and intricate, subtle guitar work infuse his songs with soul and honesty, his own tunes as effortlessly authentic as the classics he performs so well.  Kelly Joe plays with his guitar flat on his lap Dobro style, picking, sliding and using his right ... Read More
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Steve Wariner Up Close

Steve Wariner

Secrets of a Hot Nashville Picker

Take a private lesson with one of country music's most renowned stars. On this Homespun DVD, Steve Wariner dissects his award-winning guitar style, with its ear-catching riffs, beautiful melodies and complex harmonies. Playing his Fender electric, Steve analyzes his unique approach to fingerstyle guitar. He covers some of the instrumental tunes from his hit CD "No More Mr. Nice ... Read More
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Tennessee Waltz: A Guitar Instrumental in Dropped D

Happy Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King’s “Tennessee Waltz” has been among the world's most popular country/pop songs since it’s million-selling recording by Patti Page in 1950. Since then, it has been recorded hundreds of times, has been named one of Tennessee’s official state songs, and is a ubiquitous number sung and played around campfires and ... Read More
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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
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The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method

David Hamburger

Learn to Play Using the Techniques and Songs of American Roots Music

Fingerpicking is one of the most sought-after, intriguing and challenging of all acoustic guitar techniques. With your thumb providing the steady bass and fingers syncopating the treble notes, this sound never fails to delight players and listeners alike.  David Hamburger focuses on two essential fingerstyle approaches: alternating-bass “Travis” picking and steady-bass blues style. This carefully thought-out and expertly taught method ... Read More
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The Acoustic Guitar Method

David Hamburger
Homespun and String Letter Press, the publishers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, have joined forces to create a DVD version of String Letter's best-selling guitar instruction book. This clearly organized, carefully graded set of lessons by popular guitarist and author David Hamburger teaches beginners to play guitar using the techniques and songs of American roots music. DVD 1 covers all ... Read More
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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - DVD 1

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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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - DVD 2

Jorma Kaukonen

Lesson Two

Jorma Kaukonen continues the exploration of the popular blues-based fingerpicking that has been his signature style throughout his long and distinguished career.  Jorma starts this lesson with an in-depth breakdown of the folk/blues classic I Know You Rider. He takes the song apart measure by measure, teaching the  runs, chord shapes, bass runs and right hand picking that make ... Read More
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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - DVD 3

Jorma Kaukonen

Lesson Three

On his third lesson in the series, Jorma concentrates on repertoire-building, delving into seven of the traditional and original guitar pieces that have favorites in both his solo shows and his Hot Tuna performances. He starts out by teaching the traditional gospel song I Will Be All Right, demonstrating chord shapes, right hand rolls and runs learned from the playing ... Read More
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The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Three-DVD Set

Jorma Kaukonen

Blues, Rags & Originals

These three lessons teach Jorma's traditional fingerpicking stylings as well as his more contemporary original guitar compositions that make up the Hot Tuna phenomenon. The legendary rock and blues guitarist explores, in detail, many of the songs, licks and instrumentals he learned from Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy and other great players. Add to your repertoire ... Read More
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The Blues Guitar (and Harmonica) of John Hammond

John Hammond
John Hammond's passion and commitment to his music have inspired blues lovers throughout the world for more than forty years. Now guitarists (and harmonica players) can learn, up close, how John plays the songs, licks, grooves and soulful solos that make up his dynamic blues style. John breaks down nearly a dozen songs from his vast repertoire, showing the ... Read More
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