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Welcome to Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Videos, offering the best in instructional guitar DVDs, Audio CDs and Books, and the Vestapol series of historic and concert DVDs. We offer a wide variety of DVD and CD audio lessons focusing on various aspects of fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar styles and techniques. You'll find Nashville fingerstyle, Country and Delta Blues, Ragtime, Celtic, Swing Jazz, Rockabilly, Classic Ragtime, and straight Jazz lessons in our catalog.
Our DVD lessons present the finest in clear and incisive visual education. Each tune is performed in full and then explained. This is followed by the piece being played slowly on a split screen, allowing the student to see both the right and left hand movements. Everything played during the split screen segments is transcribed and presented in a PDF tab/music booklet that is on the DVD lesson. Bonus audio tracks are included on our Country Blues lessons.
Tom Feldmann has added another great lesson to his catalog of country blues guitar legends. This time he explores, discusses and teaches the Roots of Robert Johnson (http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/guitar-workshop-instructional-dvds/roots-of-robert-johnson). Another must for those inter4ste..
In this 2DVD set Tom Feldmann brings you through Skip's classic 1931 blues recordings as well as a few fan favorites from his rediscovery years, Crow Jane, Worried Blues, Look Down the Road and All Night Long. Nearly all of the 1931 guitar recordings were played using Crossnote tu..
We have just released two new books of Rev. Gary Davis arrangements transcribed by Ernie Hawkins with historical notes by William L. Ellis. Check out the details at: Blues & Ragtime Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis (http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/books/blues-ragtime-guitar-of-rev-gary-davis) ..
Rolly has been busy in the studio and we have just released two of his new lessons. Check out A Nuts & Bolts Approach WASTE NOT THY TIME (http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/guitar-workshop-instructional-dvds/a-nuts-bolts-approach-waste-not-thy-time) and A Nuts & Bolts Approach to ARRAN..
In the mid-1970s when I started Kicking Mule Records my aim was to produce a series of acoustic fingerstyle guitar albums. But the first project we released was a five string banjo album by Art Rosenbaum. Art was, and still is, a musical hero of mine. He is a well known artist but also a musicia..
Finally available in CD format the Audio Lessons taught by Ton Van Bergeyk: Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Volume One (Volume One: http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/audio-lessons/fingerstyle-jazz-guitar-volume-one-3-cd-set-taught-by-ton-van-bergeyk) and Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Volume..
“And the Oscar goes to…”If they gave out Academy Awards for the best guitar instructional film, Tom Feldmann’s latest on Robert Johnson would be a shoe-in."
Download the Hitlist Review from November's Issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine by Michael Dregni (/Literatu..
On our DVD lessons and some SGGW CDs you will find tab/music PDF booklets. On a Mac these are very easy to access. Just double click on the DVD/CD icon on the desktop. You'll see the PDF tab/music booklet.
On a PC you should follow these instructions by clicking on this link ( /assets/pdf/Ac..
In this 2DVD set Tom Feldmann brings you through Skip’s classic 1931
recordings as well as a few fan favorites from his rediscovery years:
Crow Jane, Worried Blues, Look Down the Road, and All Night Long.
all of the 1931 guitar recordings were played using Crossnote tuning
and DVD One is dedicated to those songs with Tom teaching you every
aspect of Skip's playing in this tuning. DVD Two continues with two more
classics in Crossnote tuning and then turns to Standard tuning for
songs in D and E positions and ends with Skip's lone Spanish tuning
(Open G) recording: Special Rider Blues.
Tablature is included as
a PDF file on each DVD. In addition the original 1931 recordings of the
songs covered are included as well as live footage of Skip James from
the 1966 Newport Folk Festival.
In this 3 DVD set Tom Feldmann covers every aspect of Robert Johnson's playing. Each song is performed by Feldmann before he dissects the arrangement verse-by-verse and ends with a split screen segment where the song is played slowly with close up shots of both the left and right hands. This is the most expansive look into the guitar playing of Robert Johnson produced in video form.
Titles Include: STANDARD TUNING: Kind Hearted Woman, Phonograph Blues, 32-20 Blues, A Blues Variations (Dead Shrimp Blues, Little Queen of Spades, Honeymoon Blues), I'm A Steady Rolling Man, Sweet Home Chicago, Love in Vain Blues, From Four Til Late, DROP D TUNING: Malted Milk, CROSSNOTE TUNING: Hellhound on my Trail, SPANISH TUNING: Stop Breakin' Down Blues, Walking Blues, Come On In My Kitchen, Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Stones In My Passway, Cross Road Blues, Traveling Riverside Blues, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, VESTAPOL TUNING: Rambling on my Mind, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, Preaching Blues, STANDARD TUNING They're Red Hot.
In this 108 page book, Ernie Hawkins has transcribed 13 of Rev.
Davis's best known blues and ragtime arrangements. Tunes such as
Candyman, Cocaine Blues, Hesitation Blues, Baby Let Me Lay It On You,
Spoonful and Delia are included alongside the ragtime instrumental tour
de forces of Slow Drag (Cincinnati Flow Rag) and Make Believe Stunt
(Maple Leaf Rag).
Rags, Minstrel Show Tunes & Novelty Instrumentals of Rev. Gary Davis
In this 72 page book and accompanying CD, Ernie Hawkins has
transcribed 9 of Rev. Davis's best known rags, minstrel shows tunes and
novelty instrumentals. These are challenging and very rewarding to
master. Included are: Buck Dance, Devil's Dream, Sally Where'd You Get
Your Liquor From, Fast Foxtrot, St. Louis Tickle, Darktown Strutter's
Ball and his tour de forces Twelve Sticks and Soldiers March. The unique
bottleneck/slide tune Whistlin' Blues is also presented, played in an
open D6 tuning!