101 Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar

Artie Traum
This encyclopedia of licks is jam-packed with lead lines, bends, arpeggios, flatpicking tips, speed-licks, unique runs and great playing advice! It's the ultimate way to improve your technique and gain inspiration -- fast! Guitarist Artie Traum delivers a lesson that teaches more than a hundred powerful riffs for blues, bluegrass, country and folk styles. Players at all levels will be ... Read More

A Flatpicker's Guide to Better Playing

Russ Barenberg

Tone, Timing, Improvisation & More

A good flatpick guitarist is much more than someone who plays all the right notes. The player who stands out in a crowd exhibits a combination of skill and musicianship that makes the music come alive and leaves the listener craving to hear more. This lesson will help make you the best guitarist you can be. Russ Barenberg shows you ... Read More

A Guide to Figuring Out the Fingerboard!

Steve Kaufman

A Flatpicker's Guide to Improvising

If you've ever wondered how the hot flatpickers improvise solos using the entire length of the guitar fingerboard, and wished you could take your own distinctive breaks in jam sessions or performances, then this lesson is for you! Steve Kaufman has developed an amazing system that clears up the mystery and teaches you the notes, scales and chord shapes ... Read More

A Guitarist's Guide to Better Practicing

Pete Huttlinger

Improve Technique, Build Stamina and Increase Speed

Peter Huttlinger's amazing guitar technique didn't just happen. He developed it over the years, enhanced by good practice and exercise regimens. As a guitar teacher with more than sixteen years experience, Pete knew that the most important thing that players need is guidance in their practicing routine. He saw guitarists playing a piece for years, making the same ... Read More

A Guitarist's Guide to Hybrid Picking

Zak Hobbs

Combining Flatpicking with Fingerpicking

Hybrid picking is a versatile technique that combines the power of a flatpick with the intricacy of fingerpicking. The pick plays strong bass and rhythm notes while your middle and ring fingers pick out arpeggios, harmonies and melodies. This style of picking can be applied to many musical genres and is used by numerous well-known players.  Zak Hobbs has ... Read More

All Star Bluegrass Jam Along - Complete Set of Five Books + CDs

Matt Flinner, Darol Anger, David Grier, Tony Trishka, Todd Phillips
Get the entire series for all the members of your bluegrass band, or just the one for the instrument you play. Each book and CD highlights a different instrument in a bluegrass band. The CD contains play-along backup tracks and solos by the featured artist, and the book has the solos transcribed for easy learning. Read More

Arpeggio Power!

Paul Mehling

A Systematic Approach to Conquering the Guitar Fretboard

“Arpeggios are the DNA of music.” - Paul Mehling Arpeggios (chords played as individual notes) are an indispensable component of music and can become an invaluable tool in your musical bag of tricks. Many melodies are built upon arpeggios, and their intervals and patterns are the key to understanding improvisation. In short, arpeggio knowledge can set you apart from other ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques That Every Guitarist Should Know - Two Video Set

Happy Traum
GET THE TWO-VIDEO SET AND SAVE! Video 1 - Songs in Dropped D Tuning Video 2 - Songs in Standard Tuning These two download video lessons will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of creating beautiful ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - Video 1

Happy Traum

From Simple Strumming to Intricate Versions of Traditional Favorites - Dropped D Tuning

Here's the first in a two lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details ... Read More

Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - Video 2

Happy Traum

From Simple Strumming to Intricate Versions of Traditional Favorites - Standard Tuning

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy ... Read More

Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know - Audio download and 64 page pdf book

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

This clear, informative and user-friendly pdf book has been expanded from Happy's top-selling videos of the same name, it's packed with information, musical examples, informative text and graphic charts. Happy personally guides you through the book and the accompanying instructional audio portion to help you better understand your instrument and the music you play on it. This 64-page ... Read More

Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know - Two-Video Set

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

GET THE TWO-Lesson SET AND SAVE! Guitarists: Do you know how the strings, frets, notes, scales and chords all work together to make music? Whether you're a total beginner or have been at it for years, there's a good chance you lack a basic understanding of the theory behind what you're playing. Lesson 1 Happy Traum, one ... Read More
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