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.
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”. Each song has it’s own built-in exercises for fingerpicker’s looking to head in new directions.
In this double DVD lesson I explore my approach to lick techniques on the acoustic guitar. I have been an electric guitarist for most of my life. I had to adapt the things I do on electric to the acoustic guitar. I had to learn how to incorporate these techniques to my thumb picking arrangements.
The Blues has been called The Devil's Music. It can be played in many different ways. Each brings a different dimension to this timeless musical form. In this lesson we travel the roads and byways of the South in search of various approaches to translate this musical form to the strings and frets of your guitar. From Atlanta to the Mississippi Delta, from New Orleans to Texas, this lesson presents diverse and exciting fingerstyle blues techniques and styles.
The CAGED system has become the most popular of many methods for understanding how to navigate the guitar fingerboard. In this DVD, Rolly Brown discusses its strengths and weaknesses, how to use it in order to get the maximum result with the least effort, and how to transcend its weaknesses, becoming able to move up and down the neck in the most fluid and fluent fashion.
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
Mississippi Hill Country Blues Guitar offers a look into the Hill Country technique byway of songs from legendary artists Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Junior Kimbrough, Rosa Lee Hill and Ranie Burnette.
Contents include: Playing the Guitar like a Piano Shake That Thing, 99 Year Blues, The Bald-Headed End of A Broom, Buck Dancer’s Choice, A Salty Dog Rag, See That Girl Sitting On A Fence Raggin’ The Blues Blake’s Breakdown, Ton of Blues, That Won’t Do, Cincinnati Flow Rag/Slow Drag Ragtime Songs, Marches & Cakewalks Hot Time in The Old Town Tonight, Save Up Your Money, John D. Rockefeller Put the Panic On, (Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey, Sister Kate’s Syncopated Dance, Smokey Mokes, Haag City Dance, Atlanta Rag, Dallas Rag, High Society The Classic Rags Original Rags, The Buffalo Rag, Pineapple Rag, The Grizzly Bear Rag, Florida Rag, Heliotrope Bouquet, The Entertainer, Coconut Dance
Level 3/4 • 143 pages • Direct download link to audio files.
REV. GARY DAVIS Cincinnati Flow Rag • Piece Without Words • Children of Zion • Twelve Gates To The City
BO CARTER Let’s Get Drunk Again • Nobody’s Business • Honey • What You Want Your Daddy To Do
BUDDY MOSS Oh Lordy Mama • Sleepless Night • Someday Baby (I’ll Have Mine
JOSH WHITE Crying Blues • Bad Depression Blues • High Brown Cheater • My Soul Is Gonna Live With God • Pure Religion Hallilu
LONNIE JOHNSON Away Down In The Alley Blues • Stomping ‘Em Along Slow • Blue Ghost Blues • There Is No Justice • Helena Blues • Sittin’ On A Log • Corn Bread Blues
TOMMY McCLENNAN Blues As I Can Be • I’m Goin’, Don’t You Know • Love With A Feeling • New Highway No.51 • Drop Down Mama
Level 3 • 136 pages • Direct download link to audio files.
Tunes and Artists include: BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON Stocking Feet Blues , Bad Luck Blues, Easy Rider Blues, Right of Way Blues WILLIE REED Texas Blues BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON Let Your Light Shine On Me, Trouble Will Soon Be Over, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning LITTLE HAT JONES Bye Bye Baby Blues, Kentucky Blues, Rolled From Side to Side Blues FUNNY PAPA SMITH Seven Sisters Blues Part 2, Whiskeyhead Blues SMITH CASEY Shorty George, Santa Fe Blues WALLACE CHAINS My Poor Mother Keeps On, Praying For Me WILLIE LANE Too Many Women Blues LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Thunder and Lightning Blues, Death Bells, Crawlin’ Black Snake LIL’ SON JACKSON No Money, No Love, Gambler Blues FRANKIE LEE SIMS Lucy Mae Blues MANCE LIPSCOMB ’Bout A Spoonful, Charlie James, Shorty George, Ain’t You Sorry
Level 2/3 • 152 pages • Direct download link to audio files.
Titles and Keys include: KEY of C Railroad Bill, Careless Love, I Am A Pilgrim, What a Friend We Have In Jesus, I’ll Fly Away, Troubles, Delia, C. C. Rider, Trouble In Mind KEY of G I’m Troubled, Easy Rider Blues, Try Me One More Time, I’m Wild About My Loving, I Couldn’t Help It, Ragged and Dirty KEY of D Take A Whiff On Me, C. C. Rider, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Careless Love KEY of E Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep, Crow Jane, I Shall Not Be Moved, Trouble In Mind, Careless Love, Betty & Dupree, M&O Blues KEY of A Monday Morning Blues,
Spoonful, Weeping Willow, Careless Love, Trouble In Mind, Prison Cell Blues/Lemon’s Jump
Level 2/3 • 132 pages • Direct download link to audio files
Titles include: BLIND BLAKE West Coast Blues BIG BILL BROONZY House Rent Stomp TEDDY BUNN Guitar In High, King Porter Stomp SYLVESTER WEAVER Guitar Blues LONNIE JOHNSON To Do This, You Got To Know How TAMPA RED You Got To Reap What You Sow BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Level 3/4 • 96 pages • Direct download link to audio & video files
Titles include: Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied, Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor, Coffee Blues, Trouble, I've Had It All My Days, Moanin' The Blues, If You Don't Want Me Baby, Shake That Thing, I Shall Not Be Moved, Casey Jones, Salty Dog, Nobody Cares For Me, Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me, Hop Joint, Lazy Blues, Stockwell, Keep On Knocking, Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight, Cow Hooking Blues, Waiting For You, Funky Butt, Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home, I Been Crying Since You Been Gone, I'm Satisfied and Joe Turner Blues