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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.
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) ..
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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."
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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 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.
A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Arranging for Fingerstyle Guitar - taught by Rolly Brown
Rolly Brown teaches an organized approach to exploring and combining
rhythm, melody, and harmony to create fingerstyle guitar arrangements.
This lesson includes numerous tips, tools and techniques, a look at
approaching different musical styles, and just enough theoretical
knowledge to get you started at arranging your own versions of whatever
sort of music you want to create on the guitar. Numerous examples are
shown and discussed. Topics include:
• Arpeggiated rolling rhythm
• Arranging for constant alternate bass
• Chord choice and substitution
• The essential tones concept
• Arranging with a walking bass line
• Bossa Nova rhythm
• Fingerstyle blues
• Original compositions
A Nuts & Bolts Approach Waste Not Thy Time - taught by Rolly Brown
Rolly Brown has been practicing the guitar for 50 years, and, in that
time, he’s developed a large armamentarium of tools to aid and motivate
himself and his students. In this two hour DVD, starting with his rule
of “half work, half play”, he shares many of these ideas, interspersed
with teachings to help you better enjoy and understand music and the
guitar from a simple “nuts and bolts” point of view. Whatever style of
music you play, you want ways of practicing rhythm, harmony, and melody,
the 3 building blocks of music. Whether you flatpick or fingerpick,
play bluegrass, jazz, or folk music; whether you’re trying to learn your
first F chord, or looking for a method of practicing arpeggios to
inform your jazz solos, this video offers tools and advice to improve
On Creativity and Structuring Your Time
Scales and Modes
How To Rapidly Master New Chords
Arpeggios: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Melody