How and Why to Use a Capo

Happy Traum

A Basic Guide for Acoustic Guitarists

The capo is an essential tool for all acoustic guitarists, with a variety of important uses. Happy’s primer covers all aspects of six-string capo technique. You’ll get great information about how, why and when to use it, practical playing tips, play-along opportunities, and a complete understanding of how to get the most out of this wonderful little device ... Read More
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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
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How To Play The 5-String Banjo - DVD

Pete Seeger
Take a lesson with America's most beloved banjo picker! You'll learn the techniques Pete uses to make songs come alive-- up-picking, frailing, whamming, double-thumbing, hammering-on and pulling-off, two- and three-finger picking and more. Pete teaches more than a dozen songs including: Darlin' Cory, Lady Gay, Risselty Rosselty, Sloop John B., Dink's Song, Leather Britches, Coal Creek March ... Read More
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How to Play the Autoharp

Mike Seeger
The autoharp is one of our most beautiful - and easiest - instruments of the folk tradition. The late Mike Seeger became a master of the instrument after studying the techniques of Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow and others, taking it far beyond its simple roots. Here, he starts out with simple strums and chords, then introduces picking patterns, more complex chord changes ... Read More
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Hymns, Spirituals and Sacred Songs - Two-DVD 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. DVD One starts ... Read More
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"Just For the Love of It"

Happy Traum, Vocals and Guitars

Happy Traum's New CD Features David Amram, Marco Benevento, Larry Campbell, Justin Guip, Byron Isaacs, Jerry Marotta, Abby Newton, John Sebastian, Martin Simpson, Adam Traum, Teresa Williams

**** Four Stars: Rolling Stone Magazine! January, 2016 Here are 14 songs featuring the fingerpicking guitar work and strong vocals of Homespun's founder, a skilled guitarist, veteran performer and recording artist. Happy is backed up by musical luminaries from the Woodstock, NY area. What they're saying about this CD: "You’d best not miss Happy Traum’s Just For ... Read More
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Learning Mountain Dulcimer

David Schnaufer
Even a novice can make sweet sounds and play simple tunes after first picking up the mountain dulcimer. At the same time, in the hands of an experienced player it can be a rich, complex and versatile musical instrument. This easy to follow, comprehensive DVD lesson by "America's Dulcimer Champion," David Schnaufer, shows beginning players how to tune up ... Read More
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Learn to Fingerpick with Jim Kweskin

Jim Kweskin

A Jug Full of Great Folk and Ragtime Tunes

An icon of the folk revival has recorded a unique and highly effective lesson that will get anyone playing in alternate-thumb style. Jim Kweskin's DVD covers a wide range of guitar techniques and a raft of fabulous folk, country, ragtime and early jazz-pop tunes. Unique on-screen charts and step-by-step instruction help novices learn exactly how the thumb and fingers ... Read More
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Learn to Play Autoharp

John Sebastian
Here's a step-by-step learning guide to one of our most beautiful (and easiest) traditional instruments. John Sebastian, whose Autoharp was heard by millions on his hit songs with The Lovin' Spoonful, teaches you everything you'll need to make your own music - even if you've never played an instrument before! This clear, easy-to-follow DVD lesson starts you off ... Read More
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Learn to Play the Songs of Dan Fogelberg DVD Two

Pete Huttlinger

Seven Biggest and Most-Requested Hits

Pete Huttlinger is back! He has been flooded with requests for guitar instruction on more of Dan Fogelberg popular hits, and he has obliged with a new DVD that will satisfy all students and fans of these timeless songs. As with all of his video lessons, Pete gets the details right, with note-accurate accompaniments, licks, tunings and gorgeous guitar solos ... Read More
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Learn to Play the Songs of Dan Fogelberg Two DVD Set

Pete Huttlinger

Two DVD Set

Dan Fogelberg's iconic songs, soaring vocals and rich guitar arrangements gained him millions of avid fans and secured him a place in the pantheon of American popular music. His acoustic-based songs drew from a variety of sources: rock, folk, bluegrass and the California sounds of the'70s and '80s.  Guitarist Pete Huttlinger was smitten at an early age by ... Read More
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Learn to Play the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

Pete Huttlinger

Guitar Arrangements for Eight Classics

The great Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has written some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of our time. His soulful voice and rich guitar accompaniments have made him a true legend in the folk and pop music pantheon. Master guitarist Pete Huttlinger has the rare ability to hear all the nuances in Gordon Lightfoot's guitar arrangements. As ... Read More
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