Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 1

Martin Simpson

Celtic Arrangements in Alternate Tunings

Learn Martin Simpson's most compelling arrangements, along with the guitar techniques that give his playing great distinction and popularity. Martin has pioneered the use of altered tunings to bring out the widest possible harmonic range of the guitar, and each of the songs on this DVD features that special sound. You'll learn three Scottish airs in dropped-D tuning ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 2

Martin Simpson

Creating Your Own Arrangements

Martin Simpson's compellingly beautiful music is evidence of his unique understanding of the guitar's possibilities. His impeccable tone and brilliant arrangements of Celtic, British and American guitar songs and instrumentals are widely admired but rarely mastered. On this powerful and revealing lesson, Martin explains how he arrives at his distinctive settings. He imparts invaluable instruction that will help ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 3

Martin Simpson

Developing Style & Repertoire

"His performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beautya Sheer mastery of the acoustic guitar."-- Guitar Player Magazine Get ready to dig into more of Martin Simpson's beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins his third DVD lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of 'G sus.4' tuning. Betsy ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Three-DVD Set

Martin Simpson

Arrangements, Style & Repertoire

In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to ... 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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Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - DVD One

Al Petteway

Blues, Hymns, Celtic and Banjo Styles

The ringing strings and open voicings of DADGAD produce an ethereal, almost magical guitar sound. In Al Petteway’s masterful hands, well-known Southern Mountain songs and instrumentals are given a new treatment, brought to life with fresh new harmonies and inventive fingerpicking. Al shows you how easy it is to play in DADGAD and how this tuning can enhance even ... Read More
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Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - DVD Two

Al Petteway

Mountain Songs, Fiddle Tunes, and Blues

Fingerstyle master Al Petteway continues his exploration of the evocative DADGAD tuning with a variety of must-learn tunes in the Southern mountain tradition. In his hands, this tuning becomes an inventive and compelling way to play bluegrass, blues and country songs. A small alteration of chord shapes will give you the "high lonesome" sounds of Appalachian music, and standard chords ... Read More
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Appalachian Fingerstyle Guitar in DADGAD Tuning - Two DVD Set

Al Petteway

Two DVD Set

Get both of Al Petteway's incredible Appalachian DADGAD lessons and SAVE! DVD 1: The ringing strings and open voicings of DADGAD produce an ethereal, almost magical guitar sound. In Al Petteway’s masterful hands, well-known Southern Mountain songs and instrumentals are given a new treatment, brought to life with fresh new harmonies and inventive fingerpicking. Al shows you how ... 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 Guitar Arrangements in DADGAD Tuning

Al Petteway
Create fingerstyle blues instrumentals, from Delta swamp to Piedmont bounce, and transform your guitar arrangements with new ideas and thrilling sounds! Al Petteway, one of our most musically inventive guitarists, teaches you six original tunes, each highlighting a different rhythmic and melodic feel and utilizing the unique qualities that DADGAD tuning offers. It's Only the Blues employs a steady ... Read More
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Exploring DADGAD Guitar

Laurence Juber
Although DADGAD guitar tuning is most closely associated with the droning, bagpipe-like sounds of Celtic music, Laurence Juber has taken it to a whole new level with his use of beautiful cascading notes and complex harmonies. On this richly detailed lesson, Laurence gives you a complete understanding of how DADGAD works and how, by using it, you can gain a ... Read More
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Lap Slide Blues for the Solo Player

Mary Flower

Hone Your Skills in Open D

Jump-start your lap slide guitar adventures! Veteran blues performer Mary Flower’s exciting lesson gives novices all the necessary playing tools, and experienced guitarists will be delighted by the more challenging techniques and powerful songs she teaches. Playing in open D (DADF#AD) provides rich, ringing sounds and open access to the full slide guitar experience. A clear and thoughtful ... Read More
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