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.
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.
To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. In this short video Tony explains his approach and method for arranging a Celtic melody.
John Renbourn is well known for his recordings and performances of Celtic music. In this lesson he discusses and teaches his approach to arranging Celtic melodies using a wide variety of open tunings. All receive the special touches of John's unique playing, and are explained in detail with the help of split-screen video techniques.
Titles include: The South Wind, The Blarney Pilgrim, Bunyan's Hymn, I Saw Three Ships, The English Dance, Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill, Mist Covered Mountains of Home, The Orphan, Lindsey and Sandwood Down to Kyle.
Would you like to add some DADGAD jazz spice to your repertoire? In this lesson, Sandy Shalk teaches five popular jazz standards in DADGAD. Tunes by legendary jazz artists: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Paul Desmond and David Brubeck including God Bless the Child, Blue Monk, Take Five, Round Midnight, and All Blues. These five tunes are arranged in DADGAD to enhance your performance repertoire with all-time great jazz standards.
This book was a delight and a challenge to put together. I wanted to highlight the playing of six blues players that have greatly influenced me:...more
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
Just released, Rolly Brown's in depth lesson on the wonderful guitar playing of Bert Jansch. For details go to:more