Doc Watson - Flatpicking with
Doc and fellow flatpicker Steve Kaufman trade licks and play duets, and Doc slows down some of his most requested songs and instrumentals so that learning players can follow along. Doc's breathtaking versions of classic ballads and bluegrass songs, fiddle tunes and country songs include lead and back-up, as well as the "twin" harmony parts that make these pieces show-stoppers. Songs: Little Sadie * More Pretty Girls Than One * New River Train * White House Blues * Open Up Them Pearly Gates * Salt Creek * Ragtime Annie * Goodnight Waltz * Walk On * Boy * and more. 80-MIN. DVD * INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB * LEVEL 3
- Brand: Homespun
- ASIN: B00015G8KA
- UPC: 073999664812
Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of bluegrass back-up guitar! Steve Kaufman teaches you how to play solid rhythm, from playing behind the simplest two-chord song to the complex chord progressions needed to accompany Texas-style fiddle tunes. Steve starts with the fundamentals, showing you how to hold the pick, get good tone, and play the basic bass/chord rhythm patterns solidly and accurately. Then he moves on to important embellishments, such as adding bass walks, playing the famous Lester Flatt "G run," altering your chord shapes to add moving bass lines within a song and other essential techniques. Steve also provides valuable insiders' tips, such as "how to keep up when the going gets fast," and developing "muscle memory" for more accurate chord work. This lesson in back-up rhythm guitar is illustrated with some classic bluegrass tunes. Playing along with Steve will give you the practice you'll need to use these techniques in other bluegrass songs. You'll soon be playing solid back-ups in jam sessions or any picking situation! Songs: "Wabash Cannonball," "Blackberry Blossom," "Sally Goodin."
- Brand: Homespun
- ASIN: B000297NM2
- UPC: 073999642490
DVD-Picking Up Speed-Drills and Tunes for Flatpick
It’s every bluegrass flatpicker’s dream to be able to build up speed while maintaining good tone and timing. Now one of America’s hottest players gives you the tools you need to get over the musical speed bumps -- without crashing and burning as you go. It’s all a matter of getting your right- and left-hand mechanics working correctly, and Steve has powerful advice and well-thought-out exercises to help you. Using tunes like "Old Joe Clark," "Soldier’s Joy" and "Big Mon" as drills, Steve works on your hand and pick coordination and shows how to practice for best results. Tips on left-hand fretting positions (keep a light touch, very little skin on the back of the guitar neck), combined with how to hold and move your picking hand (use a wide swing with proper depth of pick; right hand should act as metronome or pendulum) help solve mechanical failures that often slow you down. You’ll learn how to play syncopated runs and crosspicking patterns with ease, as well as a cross-picked version of "Wildwood Flower" that will amaze your listeners. Steve shows you how triplets and doubletime picking will help build your flatpicking technique and allow you to play blazing bluegrass instrumentals. As Steve puts it, "once you’ve got the mechanics of your right hand down, it doesn...
- Brand: Homespun
- ASIN: B0002DVBLC
- UPC: 073999755497
Doc's Guitar- Fingerpicking &
Recorded at the famed Merle Watson Memorial Festival in Wilkesboro, NC, this DVD captures Doc Watson teaching some of the most requested fingerpicking and flatpicking tunes in his vast repertoire.
- Brand: Homespun
- ASIN: B00006G2TQ
- UPC: 073999183245
DVD-Easy Bluegrass & Country
Guaranteed the quickest and easiest way to get into playing the real country guitar! Happy Traum will get you started in this popular American guitar style and get you ready to move on to more advanced studies. You'll learn to handle a flatpick, play a basic scale, then master these techniques: accompanying songs in straight and waltz time; picking out melodies while strumming chords; adding bass runs, hammer-ons, pull-offs and other variations, and playing the famous bluegrass "G Run." Songs: "John Hardy," "Bury Me Beneath The Willow," "All The Good Times Are Past And Gone," "East Virginia," "Wildwood Flower," "Mama Don't 'Low," "Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms."
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: B0002DVBKS
- UPC: 007399989503
Frets Magazine Vol.1 No.1 March 1979 (D0c Watson on
FIRST ISSUE!!!!!!!!!! FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE. A WEEKEND WITH BILL KEITH: TWO DAYS OF LEARNING FROM A MASTER. DAVID GRISMAN: CREATING DAWG MUSIC WITH THE MANDOLIN.
- ASIN: B013ICTFZC
DVD-The Art Of Guitar
This bluegrass flatpicking style, with its rolling, complex sound, has become an integral part of every hot bluegrass guitarist's arsenal. In this DVD, Steve Kaufman teaches seven songs using this technique: Back Up and Push * Blue Ridge Mountain Blues * Wildwood Flower * Bill Cheatham * Golden Eagle Hornpipe * Sweet Bunch of Daisies * and Grandfather's Clock. 60-MIN. DVD * INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB * INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
- ASIN: B000624D1E
- UPC: 073999755923
Norman Blake's Guitar Techniques DVD 1: Songs, Instrumentals and
Legendary guitarist Norman Blake teaches flatpicking fundamentals and a variety of bluegrass and old-time country guitar techniques that have made him a hero to acoustic players everywhere. He explores arrangements for several favorite songs and instrumentals from his repertoire, discussing back-up technique, use of the capo, special tuning and lots more. Songs: Whiskey Before Breakfast * Gray Coat Soldiers * Ginseng Sullivan * and more. 90-MIN. DVD * INCLUDES MUSIC + TAB * LEVEL 3
- ASIN: B0000APDKH
- UPC: 073999762488
Great Guitar Lessons: Bluegrass
This terrific compilation features basic to advanced lessons from some of Homespun's most celebrated pickers. After Happy Traum gives an overview of flatpicking, you'll become familiar with each instructor's teaching and playing style and expand your own guitar technique, as you master several complete tunes. Happy Traum - "Wildwood Flower" (new lesson) Nick Forster - Texas style back-up for "Sally Goodin" (Country Swing Back-Up Guitar) Russ Barenberg - "For J.L." (The Flatpicker's Guide to Better Playing) Steve Kaufman - "Liberty" (Learning To Flatpick, DVD 3) Dan Crary - "Arkansas Traveler" (Dan Crary's Bluegrass Guitar Workshop) Norman Blake - "Whiskey Before Breakfast "(The Guitar Of Norman Blake, DVD One) Tony Rice - "Church Street Blues" (An Intimate Lesson With Tony Rice).
- Brand: Homespun
- ASIN: B000H5TUOA
- UPC: 884088101800
DVD-Easy Flatpicking Guitar Arrangements-A Song for Every
Steve Kaufman has come up with another winner! He has chosen eleven well-known and much-loved songs, each one associated with an important season or holiday. This lesson was made especially for beginning and early-intermediate level players. Most of the songs are easy enough to play almost immediately, but Steve throws in enough material to challenge you and, with some practicing, bring you to the next level of guitar achievement. More importantly, each piece has specific guitar techniques associated with it, so that learning them will not only increase your repertoire but will add to your knowledge of the fingerboard as well. Although not usually associated with bluegrass-style guitar, these songs will teach you the licks, chord shapes, cross-picking patterns, melody lines and other techniques that will help you play any bluegrass song. At the same time, you and your listeners will get a kick out of hearing these American holiday standards played in this style. The songs (and their associated holidays) that you’ll be learning on this unique lesson are: Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Valentine’s Day); When Irish Eyes are Smiling (St. Patrick’s Day); Dayenu (Passover); America the Beautiful (Memorial Day); Battle Hymn of the Republic (Fourth of July); We Gather Together (Thanks...
- ASIN: B000F3UO8A
- UPC: 884088061722
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Easy Bluegrass and Country Guitar by Happy Traum
Here's a sample from Easy Bluegrass and Country Guitar, Taught by Happy Traum. Available at www.homespun.com, catalog number DVD-HAP-BC21.
Under The Double Eagle - flatpick instrumental (fingerpicked)
This is a friendly warning to my friend ed1952 to learn this song when traveling the "deep south". When Happy Traum (of Homespun Tapes fame) traveled the south whith his guitar in the sixties he tried to hitch a ride. A pickup truck, with wellstacked gunrack, stopped and the driver asked him :"...
Happy Traum Teaches The Blues Guitar of Brownie McGhee
Here's a sample lesson from Happy Traum Teaches The Blues Guitar of Brownie McGhee - Songs and Techniques Passed Down from a Master Bluesman. Catalog number DVD-HAP-BR29. Available at www.homespun.com.
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