Take a lesson from the man the New York Times has called "Dobro's matchless contemporary master." In this tutorial, Jerry Douglas shares the powerful techniques and unique sounds that have characterized his award-winning playing and have made him a legend among acoustic musicians.
This informative and entertaining tutorial will teach you a myriad of fingerpicking and chording techniques. Del Rey takes a guitar player's approach to the instrument, using her three fingers to get syncopated melody and harmony lines against a steady thumb beat. She teaches you how to play cool riffs, turnarounds, blues songs and up-beat dance tunes.
Through his books, videos, classes and workshops, Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick has probably gotten more people playing bluegrass banjo than just about anyone. His video, "Beginning Bluegrass Banjo, " has been one of Homespun's most popular titles since it was issued in 1986. Now we are making it easier than ever for new players to get started.
Mandolin master Mike Marshall is an engaging instructor with a unique (and fun) teaching perspective. He provides a personal back-up band throughout this tutorial so you can play along as you work out your licks, solos and improvisations. Along the way, he teaches music fundamentals, improves your fingerboard technique and helps you develop the tools to improvise on-the-spot solos.
Sam Bush slowly and carefully details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass. You'll see, up close, Sam's amazing right hand as he demonstrates crosspicking, rhythm chops and other techniques while teaching you tunes such as Paddy On The Turnpike, Grey Eagle, Sugar Foot Rag, Sapporo, East Virginia Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Manzanita, Bill Cheatham, Banks of the Ohio and Sitting On Top Of The World.
Here's a lesson that will thrill and inspire mandolinists at all levels. Chris Thile shares his own successful formula for developing right and left hand dexterity, improving speed and accuracy, and playing with heightened musicality.
Here’s the perfect way to get started playing the mandolin! Even if you have never played the instrument before, Steve Kaufman’s step-by-step lesson shows you how to tune up, hold your instrument and play your first chords and songs. You'll be playing Down in the Valley, Amazing Grace, Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Blue Ridge Cabin Home before you know it!
Beginning fiddlers! Learn easy versions of some of America's most-played fiddle tunes and join in any jam session- even if you've just started playing! In nearly three hours of detailed play-along instruction, master fiddler Jim Wood provides all the tools you'll need to learn your instrument and play tunes with skill and confidence.
This high-octane course in Scruggs-style banjo is perfect for the intermediate picker who wants to get to the next level. It is chock-full of terrific tunes and invaluable instruction.
Award-winning instrumentalist Rob Ickes has created a comprehensive course to help you master all aspects of the resonator guitar, from bar technique to fingerpicking rolls. He covers everything you'll need to hold your own in a bluegrass band, from fine-tuning the strings to achieving good tone, timing and volume control.