Make Me a Pallet #2

Happy Traum

Lesson Two - 20 minutes, includes tab

In his second, slightly more advanced lesson, Happy expands the fretboard by moving up the neck and playing some great riffs based around the F shape. He shows some double-stops, bass runs, a diminished chord and some great single-string licks to build movement into this fingerpicking standard. He caps off the lesson with a 6-2-5-1 turnaround that you can add ... Read More

Make Me a Pallet, Two-Lesson Set

Happy Traum

43 minutes, includes tab

Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor can be traced back to the 19th Century, but it has been a standard of the folk and blues revival for over 50 years. It has been recorded by numerous artists through the years, including Mississippi John Hurt’s famous version (called Ain’t No Tellin’) from 1927, as well as renditions by Big Bill ... Read More

Make Your Own Blues!

Pete Madsen

Building Strong Ideas and Arrangements

Veteran guitarist Pete Madsen initiates a new approach to teaching acoustic blues guitar. He combines a wide variety of licks, chord shapes, scales, runs and other elements, providing the tools you need to build your own songs and instrumental arrangements. Using an alternating-thumb fingerpicking style, Pete breaks the standard 12-bar blues format into easy-to-digest four-bar sections, teaching numerous variations that ... Read More

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 ... Read More

McGuinn/Taylor/Rush 3-Video Value Pack

Roger McGuinn, Livingston Taylor, Tom Rush

Learn From Three of Our Greatest Singer/Songwriter/Guitarists and Save!

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

Mike Dowling Plays Blues in Open G

Mike Dowling


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

Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night 1996

Alex de Grassi, Muriel Anderson, Peppino Dagostino, Ed Gerhard, Tommy Jones, Laurence Juber, Phil Keaggy, Gayla Drake Paul, Martin Taylor, Richard Smith Trio
Featuring: Muriel Anderson, Peppino D'Agostino, Alex DeGrassi, Ed Gerhard, Tommy Jones, Laurence Juber, Phil Keaggy, Gayla Drake Paul, Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, and the Richard Smith Trio. In July,1996, guitarist Muriel Anderson brought together some of the world's greatest fingerstyle guitarists to perform informally together on a single stage. Performed "round robin" style before a packed, enthusiastic ... Read More

Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night 2000

Muriel Anderson, Thom Bresh, Michael Chapdelaine, Seymour Duncan, Nokie Edwards, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Fairclough, Buster B. Jones, Stanley Jordan, Laurence Juber, Stan Lassiter, Brent Mason, Preston Reed and Mitch Watkins

Concert 2000

Featuring Muriel Anderson, Thom Bresh, Michael Chapdelaine, Seymour Duncan, Nokie Edwards, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Fairclough, Buster B. Jones, Stanley Jordan, Laurence Juber, Stan Lassiter, Brent Mason, Preston Reed and Mitch Watkins. With Eddie Bayers, Drums; Michael Rhodes, Bass; John Hobbs, Keyboards; Tom Roady, Percussion. Muriel Anderson's world-class guitar events bring top players together for what are always powerful musical ... Read More

My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins

Steve Wariner

Guitar Thumb-Picking, Musicianship and Technique

The legendary Chet Atkins conferred the initials "c.g.p." (Certified Guitar Picker) on only five players. One of those to be so honored was his close friend and picking buddy, Steve Wariner. On this richly detailed lesson, the multiple GRAMMY-winning country music star pays heartfelt tribute to his mentor. He teaches ear-catching original compositions and finger-challenging arrangements that incorporate ... Read More

Peggy Seeger Teaches Guitar Accompaniment

Peggy Seeger

Guitar Accompaniment for Folk Songs, Ballads and Originals

Peggy Seeger’s unique and compelling guitar accompaniments have become a trademark sound during her successful and highly influential career.  This fascinating two-hour lesson draws on Peggy’s vast repertoire of traditional and original songs and her impeccable ear for just the right nuance to create and embellish an arrangement.  Peggy addresses a variety of accompaniment styles: Carter Family strumming ... Read More

Peppino D'Agostino - Adventures in Fingerstyle Guitar

Peppino D'Agostino

The Fingerstyle of Peppino D'Agostino

Peppino D'Agostino has long been one of the most sought-after artists on the solo acoustic guitar scene! An engaging and delightful teacher, he breaks down his musical techniques in a way that is clear and easy to follow for all aspiring fingerstyle players. Italian-born guitarist and composer Peppino has developed several innovative approaches to fingerstyle guitar. In addition to his lush ... Read More

Preston Reed In Concert

Preston Reed

With Special Guest Laurence Juber

Now you can see and hear Preston Reed "live" in concert, creating the amazing sounds - rim shots, bongo hits, slap harmonics, double hammer-ons, two-hand tapping, right-hand fretting etc. - that have given his playing such notoriety around the world. Songs include: Blasting Cap, Lady's Night, Slap Funk, Hijacker, Acufuse, Somehow We'll Make It Home, The Rain Maker, Corazon, Hyperjig ... Read More
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