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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.

Our Teachers

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.



Click Here to Buy Deep Texas Blues-The Early Blues of Lightnin' Hopkins (2 DVD Set) Now

In this double DVD set, Ernie Hawkins covers songs in unusual keys such as: drop D (Sugar Mama), in drop D but played in the key of A (Santa Fe Blues), in G (Bad Luck and Trouble), as well as in the usual blues in A, Come Back Baby and the country gospel Needed Time in the key of E. As a bonus, Ernie teaches his version of Lightnin's Hideway, the Freddy King tune coming back home to Lightnin'.



Click Here to Buy Lightnin' Hopkins- Rare Performances 1960-1979 Now

Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1982) was the embodiment of Texas country blues and inspired novelists, filmmakers, and of course, countless blues singer-guitarists. The stunning impact of his charismatic performances comes fully to life in this video tracing Lightnin's career subsequent to his rediscovery in 1959.

Titles include: Lonesome Road, Lightnin's Blues, Baby Please Don't Go, Mojo Hand, Take Me Back, Hurricane Beulah, Baby Scratch My Back, Couldn't Be Satisfied, Questionnaire Blues, Ain't It Crazy, Shining Moon, Black and Evil, Lightnin's Boogie, What'd I Say, How Long Has It Been, Ain't No Cadillac, Rock Me Baby



Click Here to Buy Pickin' Like Chet Volume 1 (2 DVD Set) Now

Pat Kirtley has assembled a collection of favorites from Chet’s “Golden Era” – some of the best of Chet Atkins’ vintage classic tunes -- and teaches you the secrets of how it’s done, and how to get the feel of the originals in this double DVD. 

Disc One: Hidden Charm, Mystery Train, You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To


Disc Two: St. Louis Blues, Oh By Jingo and Chinatown, My Chinatown

 


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Stefan Grossman’s 2019 UK Weekend Workshops

 June 8th/9th Beyond Blues Guitar (Taking Country Blues styles and techniques to Folk, Pop, Rags and...more


Accessing the PDF Booklets on our DVDs & CDs

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 ...more

The Doc Watson Collection

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


Wednesday's FREE Video Lesson with PDF tab/music

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


Art Rosenbaum's Old Time Banjo Book

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


VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE praises The Guitar of Robert Johnson - By Michael Dregni

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


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