Guitar Styles of the Carter Family

Mike Seeger
The Carter Family (A.P., Sara and Maybelle) of southwestern Virginia has been a seminal force in the history of recorded country music. Maybelle's dynamic "thumb-lead" style in particular is essential knowledge for anyone interested in playing traditional American folk or country guitar. In the 1960s and early 70s, Mike Seeger toured with Maybelle Carter and visited with ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Complete Fingerpicking Guitar Method

Happy Traum
These six CDs will teach you how to pick out syncopated melodies while maintaining a steady rhythmic bass pattern in the styles of Merle Travis, Elizabeth Cotten, John Hurt and others. Even students who have never done this kind of picking before will be improvising fingerpicking solos by the end of this series! Songs: John Henry, Sugar Babe, Spike Driver ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Flatpicking Guitar Method

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Getting Started in Bluegrass and Country Styles

This user-friendly, comprehensive beginner's CD series ( available as download only)  takes the novice player from the simplest basic chords and rhythm accompaniments to melody playing, bluegrass licks, runs, improvised solos, fiddle tunes and breakdowns. Homespun founder and owner Happy Traum's easy-going, well-structured lessons teach you more than two dozen songs and instrumentals, and will provide all the groundwork ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Guitar Building Blocks - DVD 1

Happy Traum

Barre Chords and How to Use Them

Barre chords are a vitally important part of your ability to move beyond the third fret, play solid rhythm in all keys and get a wide variety of sounds through chord inversions. On this easy lesson for near-beginners, Happy Traum de-mystifies these powerful chord shapes, providing tips on how to play them cleanly and easily. You'll learn basic chord ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Guitar Building Blocks - DVD 2

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Bass Runs and How to Use Them

Bass runs help provide a smooth and musically interesting transition as you change chords. They're especially useful in country, bluegrass and folk songs, often providing a harmony line to the sung melody. Learning to add bass runs to your chord progressions teaches you how to play the notes of the scale in several keys, and helps you develop good ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Guitar Building Blocks - DVD 3

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Instant Fingerpicking Success

The fingerpicking style is one of the most popular and engaging ways of playing the guitar. It's especially good for song accompaniment, and has been favored by folk, blues and country pickers, especially singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Nanci Griffith.  This lesson de-mystifies the right-hand technique by breaking it down into patterns that can ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Guitar Building Blocks - DVD 4

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Creating Easy Song Arrangements

The beauty of the guitar is not necessarily based on advanced and highly technical playing skills. Interesting and unusual arrangements can be created with very simple ideas, as long as you have some knowledge and an elementary understanding of the guitar. On this DVD lesson, Happy takes some easy songs and shows you how to transform them into beautiful show ... Read More
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Happy Traum's Guitar Building Blocks: The Complete Four-DVD Set

Happy Traum
Happy Traum created these easy, enjoyable lessons to help novice players learn essential guitar techniques, along with several songs to illustrate each subject. Great for beginning/intermediate guitarists who want to target specific areas for improvement. Student Review: "I would just like to let you know, I have been studying Guitar Building Blocks every evening for three hours and found ... Read More
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Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar Book-CD

Happy Traum
You only have to know the basic chords to get started playing fingerstyle blues guitar! Happy Traum's user-friendly lesson starts with a play-along explanation of the basic 12-bar blues form in the key of E, and then it's right into your first song. You'll gradually learn turnarounds, fills, runs, bass rhythms and "boogie woogie" walking basses and ... Read More
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Harmonica Power! - DVD One

Norton Buffalo

Norton Buffalo's Bag Of Tricks

"Norton plays the harmonica with a virtuosity that has widened eyes and opened mouths throughout the music industry. No one else who puts tongue to reed can touch him." --San Francisco Chronicle This lively and comprehensive course by a world-class player and teacher reveals Norton Buffalo's "bag of tricks," a wealth of important information that will give your harmonica ... Read More
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Harmonica Power! - Two DVD Set

Norton Buffalo
Here's Norton Buffalo's blueprint for building harp technique, regardless of the style you play! This lively, comprehensive course will improve your skills, build power and stamina, and give your playing depth and excitement. Review: "Norton plays the harmonica with a virtuosity that has widened eyes and opened mouths throughout the music industry. No one else who puts tongue ... 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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