Happy Traum Teaches Songs of Woody Guthrie

Happy Traum

Six Arrangements for Acoustic Guitar

Songwriter, poet, artist, and political rebel - Woody Guthrie remains one of the most beloved figures in the folk music revival. He continues to have a huge influence on just about every folk and traditional musician playing today, among them Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia and, of course, Woody's son, Arlo. Many of his songs have become ... Read More

How I Play (Some of) My Favorite Songs

Tom Rush

10 Easy-to-Play Classics

Tom Rush has always had an uncanny knack for finding - and writing -wonderful songs, many of which have continued to be played and re-interpreted by new generations of musicians. Play along with him as he personally teaches you ten of the memorable songs and guitar arrangements that have long made him one of America's most beloved performers. You'll ... Read More

How Long Blues

Happy Traum

Building a Solid Arrangement in A

Leroy Carr’s How Long Blues is one of the most famous songs in the tradition, a go-to number in just about every blues artist’s repertoire. It has been covered by musical luminaries as varied as Big Bill Broonzy, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, and hundreds more.  Happy shows early-intermediate guitarists some great ideas on ... Read More

How to Become a More Creative Guitarist

Adrian Legg

An Insider's Tips for Fingerstyle Players

This terrific lesson will give you all kinds of musical ideas and new ways to approach your guitar playing. Adrian Legg explores nine of his most popular instrumentals, teaching some of the devices that he has pioneered to achieve his thrilling sound. His easy but inventive arrangement of Silent Night in open D tuning gets you off to an enjoyable ... Read More

Hymns for Guitar

Pete Huttlinger
Traditional hymns, with their resonant melodies, rich harmonic structures and deep messages of faith and inspiration, have been joyfully passed down through the ages. Guitar virtuoso and renowned teacher Pete Huttlinger has taken seven carefully chosen pieces and has arranged them for intermediate fingerstyle guitarists. These beautiful songs of faith can be played in family gatherings, worship services, solo performances ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 1

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Each song is ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Lesson 2

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

This guitar lesson features some great songs taken from the gospel/blues tradition. The arrangements utilize steady-bass fingerpicking, blues licks, bass runs, turnarounds and complete solos within a repertoire of "sanctified"songs. Paul and Silas (All Night Long) is a spiritual in E with rich chord changes and a bluesy beat. 12 Gates to the City, played in A ... Read More

Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Two-Video set

Happy Traum

Fingerstyle Arrangements

Learn to play beautiful songs of faith taken from the folk, gospel and blues traditions and specifically arranged for beginning and intermediate guitarists. The pieces start at a very easy level but gradually advance in difficulty, so that by the end of the lesson even a relative novice will be able to play some fairly challenging material. Lesson One starts ... Read More

"In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" - A Blues Classic

Happy Traum

Single Song Lesson, includes music and tab

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 Broonzy’s amazing late ... Read More

Italian Christmas Carol

Happy Traum

Twas On A Night Like This

This beautiful Christmas song was adapted from a traditional Italian carol by Pete Seeger back in the 1950s. Happy made this compelling dropped D fingerstyle arrangement, incorporating guitar picking patterns, bass runs and harmonized melody lines. It's a wonderful song for the holidays, but it also teaches you arranging techniques that can be used in lots of other songs ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 1

Rainer Brunn

Five Classics for Fingerstyle Guitarists

In his first lesson for Homespun, the excellent German fingerstyle blues artist Rainer Brunn teaches five classic numbers that will bolster your repertoire and expand your arsenal of licks. We’re proud to introduce him to a new audience as he brings his formidable chops to this carefully organized and articulately-taught video. Rainer opens the lesson with Keep It Clean, a ... Read More

Jewels of Acoustic Blues Guitar, Vol. 3

Rainer Brunn

Four Songs by Blind Blake

Blind Blake was a fingerstyle blues and ragtime guitarist of unparalleled virtuosity and musical dexterity, a hugely influential force on both his contemporaries (including Rev. Gary Davis) and a large cohort of acoustic blues and ragtime revivalist players. Learning the songs of Blind Blake is a challenge even for the most experienced country blues pickers, but guitarist/teacher Rainer Brunn ... Read More
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