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 Art of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Keola Beamer
The beauty and elegance of Hawaiian slack key guitar is becoming increasingly popular, and Keola Beamer, one of the contemporary masters of the style, provides the perfect introduction to this music. His lush fingerpicking and evocative songs will add new sounds and flavors to your repertoire. Keola has chosen seven traditional and original compositions to give you an overview of ... 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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The Blues Guitar of Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo'

Basic Techniques for the Contemporary Player

Keb' Mo's lesson is aimed at players who want to get comfortable with the basics of traditional country blues and then go on to more contemporary blues-based tunes. Working in the key of E, Keb' shows how turnarounds and harmonized scale passages can be the basis for developing fluid phrases in a Robert Johnson style blues tune. He teaches ... Read More
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The Cherry Tree Carol

Al Petteway
Here’s a beautiful and compelling tune that’s fairly easy to play. It’s perfect for the Christmas season but will have its place in your repertoire at any time of year. Al Petteway has arranged it for fingerstyle guitar in DADGAD tuning. Its open and parallel strings, with ringing overtones, give the piece a lovely reverb-like resonance. Al ... Read More
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The Guitar of Chet Atkins DVD

Chet Atkins
This is something unique and powerful-taught by Chet Atkins himself! Chet performes and describes in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his classic arrangements. Split-screen techniques allow you to carefully study both his left-hand/right-hand movements. Songs: Maybelle, Petite Waltz, Happy Again, Londonderry Aire, When You Wish Upon A Star, Young Thing, Bye Bye Blackbird, Mr. Bo ... Read More
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The Guitar of Chris Smither

Chris Smither

Arrangements in Contemporary Blues Style

Chris Smither has made a terrific lesson for everyone interested in taking traditional blues guitar style and incorporating it into a contemporary setting. He has perfected the art of combining the fingerpicking he first learned from the music of Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, Brownie McGhee and other country blues masters with groove-driven original songs that are as current as today ... Read More
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The Guitar of David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Secrets of Open Tunings and Song Accompaniment

One of the most popular and evocative performers on the scene today helps you unlock your creativity and develop rich, ringing guitar voicings in a variety of open tunings. Working primarily in open C, G, D and DADGAD, and utilizing both pick and finger style, David Wilcox reveals the techniques that shape his distinctive guitar sound. His unusual practice of ... Read More
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The Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen - Book/Audio

Jorma Kaukonen
This collection by Jorma Kaukonen is a must for all players and fans who want to delve deeply into his innovative guitar style. Jorma performs eight of his most popular solo pieces, then analyzes them -- phrase-by-phrase -- for learning guitarists. The instruction on the CD, coupled with the clear and accurate transcriptions in the book, will make it possible for even ... Read More
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The Guitar of Peppino D'Agostino

Peppino D'Agostino

Adventures in Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn some of the elements that have made Peppino D'Agostino one of the most sought-after artists on today's acoustic guitar scene! On this terrific video lesson, Peppino, an engaging and delightful teacher, breaks down his musical techniques in a way that is clear and easy to follow for all intermediate players. Italian-born guitarist and composer Peppino has developed ... Read More
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The Guitar of Robert Johnson - DVD 1

Rory Block

DVD One

Learn to play the guitar style of the most influential Delta blues artist of all time! Robert Johnson's unearthly singing and intricate Mississippi Delta style slide guitar have inspired innumerable players in the decades since his untimely death in 1938. On this exciting, jam-packed DVD lesson, the award-winning contemporary blues singer and guitarist Rory Block completely demystifies the licks ... Read More
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