At Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Videos, we offer the best in instructional guitar DVDs, Audio CDs and Books, and the Vestapol series of historic and concert DVDs. We also have a wide variety of DVD and CD audio lessons focusing on various aspects of fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar styles and techniques.
Our roster of teachers reads like a "Who's Who" of the guitar world. Our DVD lessons present the finest in clear and incisive visual education. Each tune is performed in full and then explained.
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.
Books on legendary Blues musicians written by White musicologists tend to offer a subjective perspective on how the artists felt, thought or reacted. A tainted picture is captured that has more to do with the writer's social and musical experiences. This autobiography is different. The words, thoughts and feelings come directly from the artist's lips. This is the story of Nehemiah "Skip" James told by Nehemiah "Skip" James.
The style of Jerry Reed is a unique blend of syncopated rhythms, banjo-style rolls and brilliant chord voicings that brings a new dimension to fingerstyle
guitar. Walking bass-lines, chromatic runs, double-stops and counterpoint melodies are seamlessly joined by Jerry’s unique "claw" style right-hand
technique which is essential to getting his sound. In this dvd lesson Buster B. Jones teaches you all the necessary elements to play like Jerry Reed.
Titles include: Reedology, The Claw, Jiffy Jam, Jerry’s Breakdown, Down Home, Papa’s Knee and Lord Mr. Ford
In this DVD lesson, Buster B. Jones explains the secrets behind his playing. You will learn a series of hot licks that will burn your fingers and grooves and rhythms that will have your feet tapping and listeners dancing.
Highlighted is the playing of Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Scrapper Blackwell and Tampa Red. Each recorded wonderful instrumental solos. Each is transcribed from the first note played to the last. These are complete transcriptions.
In The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt - The Rediscovery Years, John Miller focuses on performances that John Hurt recorded in between 1963 and his death in 1966, presenting transcriptions of 24 of those performances. The richness and variety of John Hurt's music is showcased in these songs, with everything from low-down blues in E to raggy numbers in C to waltzes in D featured.
We have 8 Vestapol DVDs devoted to performances and interviews with the great Doc Watson. You can purchase ALL 8 titles as DVDs or Direct D...more
Stefan Grossman is an acoustic blues guitarist, a student of Rev. Gary Davis, and a guy who has been to the rodeo and back again in the blues wo...more
Every Wednesday we e-mail a link to a free lesson of ours on YouTube including a link to the PDF tab/music for that lesson. Make sure to be sign...more
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...more
We rarely review instructional videos, but this one is something special. And it’s more than just a how-to guide:it’s an in-depth, note-for-note...more