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.
Furry Lewis was also one of the most improvisatory of bluesmen. He was a two finger picker with an unusually varied repertoire of right hand attacks. In open tunings, he favored big brush strokes with his thumb on the upbeats, while when playing in E, he adopted a very complex, detail-oriented approach.
Robert Wilkins’ playing and singing from his 1920s recordings show us a musician with a pronounced compositional bent and an unusual imaginative gift for varying the blues structure in interesting ways. His lyrics are equally originally and profoundly poetic. His subtly powerful guitar-playing and soulful vocals combine for a sound that is unforgettable.
"The music presented here is a collection of material from my first three recordings that has stood out among my guitar students as some of their favorite pieces to learn and play. I use a variety of tunings in this presentation: Open D, Drop D, G6 and standard." - Eric Lugosch
This lesson features a mixed bag of seven songs that I’ve arranged in a variety of ways, employing tricks and licks that I’ve picked up over the years in my quest to find my own “style”. – Cory Seznec
In this DVD lesson you will learn some of the classic songs performed by Mississippi John Hurt. Unlike some of his contemporaries who played in open tunings, John Hurt mostly used standard tuning and played in a variety of keys. His playing demonstrates a systematic approach to playing melody and rhythm with an alternating thumb technique that allows for playing up and down the neck without the extensive use of chord inversions and tricky fingerings. John Hurt's guitar work embodies a refreshing simplicity that is well within the grasp of any serious student of fingerstyle guitar.
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