12-String Guitar Techniques

Happy Traum

Blues, Rags, Ballads and Instrumentals

Play the powerful basses, dynamic rhythms and rich, resonant chords that are only possible on the 12-string guitar! This lesson by veteran guitarist Happy Traum teaches songs, styles and techniques that will open up vast possibilities on this exciting instrument. The 12-string's six sets of doubled strings provide a depth of sound, richness of tone and rhythmic possibilities that ... Read More
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A Beginner's Guide to Chord Positions

Happy Traum

Simple, Creative Ways to Move Up the Neck

This two-CD course was made specifically for those guitar students who have never ventured into the unknown territory above the third fret. Although it may seem mysterious at first, it's actually easy to find your way into the upper reaches of the fingerboard. The knowledge you'll gain will give you a deeper understanding of the guitar and will ... Read More
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Acoustic Blues Guitar - A Beginner's Guide

Happy Traum
Learn to play in the styles of great country bluesmen such as Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and countless others! Happy starts with the assumption that you know nothing at all about playing blues, and all the basics are covered for novice players. The lessons progress very quickly, though, so that before the first CD is finished ... Read More
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A Fiddler's Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies

Jay Ungar
Learn to play lovely, heart-rending pieces and benefit from Jay Ungar's years of experience as a top fiddler. He shows the inventive use of slides, grace notes, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques that turn ordinary tunes into distinctive compositions. Jay teaches Tombigbee Waltz, Tennessee Waltz, South Wind, Shebeg Shemor, Give Me Your Hand and his Grammy-winning tune ... Read More
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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 knows that the most important thing that players need is guidance in their practicing routine. He has seen guitarists playing a piece for years, making the ... Read More
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A Lesson With Steve Allen

Steve Allen

An Introduction to Jazz Piano

One of America's most beloved entertainers divulges his personal tricks of the trade (trills, octave vibrato, "fake runs," blues riffs etc.) and shows you how to build arrangements and spice up jazz pieces with a variety of easy techniques. In his only instructional lesson, Steve Allen covers basic blues, boogie woogie, stride, walking basses, the use of 10ths, descending ... Read More
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All About Lead Mandolin!

Sam Bush

Fiddle Tunes, Rags, Waltzes, Solos and Variations

A modern-day mandolin master shows you how to play melodies, improvise variations and step out and take a hot lead solo. He teaches a variety of tunes in different keys and styles, from straight bluegrass to contemporary originals. Sam helps you build your technique with warm-ups, scales, drills and a unique callous-building exercise. He addresses how to improve speed, play ... Read More
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All About Rhythm Mandolin!

Sam Bush

Chops, Strums, Timing, Accents and Accompaniments

Sam Bush's rhythm playing is without peer in the world of the mandolin - part bluegrass, part reggae, part rock 'n' roll. Here, he shows all aspects of his style: Chopping, strumming, accenting, damping, subdividing beats, keeping good time and more. The art of rhythm mandolin starts with Bill Monroe, and Sam passes along powerful insights into "getting your chop ... Read More
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All About Rhythm Mandolin! and All About Lead Mandolin! - Two-DVDs

Sam Bush
Sam Bush offers a fantastic wealth of material on these two DVDs - more than three hours of tunes, songs, exercises, warm-ups, ideas, advice and playing tips! Read More
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An Easy Guide to Open D

Happy Traum

The Must-Know Tuning for Fingerpickers and Blues Guitarists

Tuning to an open chord is a satisfying and fun way to play, giving you rich, resonant sounds with relatively little effort. Just follow the tuning instructions by Happy Traum, then strum the open strings for a ringing D chord; G, A and other major chords can be made with simple one-finger barres. It’s all explained in such a ... Read More
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Banjo Arrangements of the Kingston Trio

George Grove

Learn to Play Classic Folk Songs

If you're among the millions of fans who love the signature sound of the Kingston Trio and want to create it on your banjo, this fun and easy lesson is for you! Playing his long neck Vega 5-string, veteran Kingston Trio member George Grove teaches the banjo style, originally created by Dave Guard, that has long been instantly recognizable ... Read More
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Basic Arranging Techniques that Every Guitarist Should Know - DVD 1

Happy Traum

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

Here's the first in a two-DVD 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
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