Basic Theory That Every Guitar Player Should Know - Book + CD

Happy Traum

Practical Tools for Everyday Playing

This clear, informative and user-friendly book has been expanded from Happy's top-selling DVDs 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 CD to help you better understand your instrument and the music you play on it. This 64-page book can ... Read More
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Beefsteak When I'm Hungry - Single Song Download

Toby Walker

Blues in E by James "Son" Thomas

As his many fans and students have learned, Toby Walker has a solid command of all aspects of blues fingerpicking - and he knows how to teach it, too. In this lesson he explores a song that he learned personally from the Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer James "Son" Thomas.  "Beefsteak When I'm Hungry" is a funky blues in ... Read More
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Big Bill Broonzy's "Glory of Love"

Happy Traum

A Download-Only Single Song Lesson

Big Bill Broonzy was a master musician whose styles ran the gamut from country blues to ragtime, from popular songs to his own originals. This powerful fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist was a major influence on the early folk and blues revival, and his impact is still being felt today. Big Bill transformed “Glory of Love,” a widely-known 1930s-era pop standard ... Read More
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"Big Island" - Slack Key Style in Open G

Mike Dowling

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

Learn to play this soulful Mike Dowling original tune in the slack key style and you’ll feel the gentle breezes of the islands waft into your life. While this fingerstyle piece is reasonably easy to play, it has some really neat rhythmic and harmonic elements - lots of double-stops in thirds and sixths - that will make it well worth working ... Read More
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Blues and Rock Techniques for Hammond Organ

David Bennett Cohen
The Hammond organ, especially the B-3 combined with the Leslie speaker, has long been an integral part of modern popular music. David Cohen starts with the basics, detailing all the parts of the Hammond B-3 and showing how to get the unique sounds associated with this instrument using presets, drawbars, percussion tablets, vibrato switch, volume pedal and other devices. Then ... Read More
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Comes and Goes - A Homespun Mini-Lesson

Pete Huttlinger
By special request, the late, great Pete Huttlinger had recorded this piece as a "bonus" song for his DVD, "Learn to Play the Songs of Dan Fogelberg." We're now offering it to you as a single "mini-lesson," and there's much to learn from it. You'll play a beautiful, flowing picking pattern to accompany the song, along with ... Read More
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"Down the Road" - A Clawhammer Banjo Classic

David Holt

Single Song Download

David Holt was Doc Watson’s traveling companion and musical partner for several years - together they won a Grammy for their 3-CD set “Legacy.” Here, David teaches a version of a song that Doc started out playing on the street and that later became a regular part of his repertoire. "This is the one that brought in all the money ... Read More
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"Down Yonder" Flatpicking Solo

Steve Kaufman

A Download-Only Homespun Single Song Lesson

On this extension of his 2-hour “Bluegrass Guitar Licks-ercises” DVD and download, Steve teaches an exciting version of the classic tune, Down Yonder, a sure show-stopper for any bluegrass flatpicker. Along with the chords and melody, you’ll learn how to play double-stops in G, C, D, E and A, mixing in two-, four- and eight-bar filler runs that ... Read More
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E Blues Double Stops, Harmonized Scales and a Few Cool Riffs

Adam Traum

A Download-Only Homespun Single Lesson

Knowing double stops is a great way to learn the guitar’s fretboard and develop riffs of your own. In this lesson, only available through Homespun Instant Access, pro guitarist Adam Traum teaches harmonized scales and the fundamental theory behind double stops to help you create dynamic solos for blues in the key of E. He teaches some cool licks ... Read More
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Exploring the Guitar with Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo'

Songs and Arrangements to Enrich Your Playing

Keb' Mo' expertly accompanies his distinctively soulful songs with folk/blues fingerpicking, swampy slide licks, contemporary pop chords and a touch of jazz. The seven arrangements he teaches on this DVD are simple enough for early intermediate guitarists, but provide enough twists and turns to interest advanced musicians as well. With his easy-going humor and deep musical knowledge, Keb' Mo ... Read More
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"Guitar Rag"

Al Petteway

A Fingerpicking Instrumental for DADGAD Guitar

Al originally heard this great old-time guitar piece as “Steel Guitar Rag,” made famous in the thirties by Bob Wills’ legendary steel player, Leon McAuliffe. However, the tune had originally been recorded as a bottleneck instrumental by New York blues artist Sylvester Weaver back in 1927. It has since become one of the classics of Western Swing steel guitar, but ... Read More
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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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