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This page originally hosted links to educational guitar VHS programs but as the format is rarely supported since the advent of DVD players, we have changed them to reflect this. You may find further progams on the Guitar DVD page. All exercises, techniques, instructional books, dvds, cds, videos, some with accompaniment backing and jam tracks selected from the wide range available at our affiliates. Bass players - what are you doing here? - Yep.... go visit the Bass Guitar & Double Bass book section! Click the links to read more information and if you cannot see what you are looking for here browse the Fake Books, Miscellaneous Book and Sheet Music sections or use the search boxes provided.

Acoustic Blues Guitar (DVD)
Written and presented by Mel Reeves, this programme demonstrates the various techniques required to play fingerstyle blues, such as monotonic and alternating bass, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, shuffles and fills.
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All Star Bass Master Session: Bass As A Solo Instrument (DVD)
Ten prominent bass guitarists present the bass as a solo instrument and demonstrate their techniques.
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Back To The Blues (DVD)
Robben Ford has become one of the worlds most recognized blues musicians. His trademark tasty guitar style is reinforced with incredible depth in jazz and rhythm and blues. Back to the Blues is a special two-part series exploring the finer points of contemporary blues guitar playing. In Part 1 Robben teaches and demonstrates many of his superb and tasty chordal and improvising ideas for both the major and minor blues. In Part 2 Robben demonstrates contemporary blues concepts including comping and soloing for a swing blues and a one-chord blues vamp. He discusses how to be more melodic using triads good phrasing and simplicity. He also talks about his influences guitars stage set-up and how to get that good sound. Tab booklet included. Special DVD features include a tuning segment two bonus lessons on vibrato and diminished scale usage transcription of Slo-Mo Blues and printable PDF reference materials.
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Bob Brozman: Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar 1-3 (DVD)
Bob Brozman's remarkably detailed instruction starts with the basics, including the open tunings needed to get the true bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of essential left- and right-hand techniques, exercises and songs, this video reveals the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from this presentation of powerful licks and runs, rhythm techniques, use of vibrato and harmonics and other ways to get the true Delta sound. Before you know it, you'll be playing dynamic tunes made popular by the blues greats! Bob covers the early Delta blues sound of Robert Johnson and the driving rhythm and slide of his composition Walking Blues. Bob illustrates additional runs and rhythms, and guides you through the dynamic Muddy Waters tune "Can't Be Satisfied." He then uses "Cross Roads Blues" to take you into even more complex rhythmic devices. This video presents a complete picture in the art of bottleneck blues guitar. You’ll receive a wealth of ideas to work on and be able to use the tools you have learned to build your own repertoire of bottleneck blues favorites.
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Bottleneck Slide Guitar: Acoustic And Electric Guitar Techniques (DVD)
Taught by Fred Sokolow. Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this DVD shows how it's done on electric and acoustic, as a soloist or with a group. Using classic blues tunes Little Red Rooster; Sittin' on Top of the World; Reconsider Baby; The Sky Is Crying; Farther On Up The Road; and One Way Out, Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of some of the greatest bluesman: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Duane Allman. Fred offers instruction in: 1)Solos, backup licks, turnarounds and fills in three tunings - open G, open D and standard. 2) How to play slide in any key 3) How to improvise slide solos in standard and open tunings. As always, Fred's video lessons are clear and easy to follow. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. 70 minutes.
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Dynamic Country Blues Guitar Of Catfish Keith (DVD)
A definitive guide to the Country Blues Guitar style of the renowned musician.
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Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar #1: Starting from Scratch by Happy Traum
So you want to play the blues? Well, veteran guitarist, instructor and Homespun Tapes founder Happy Traum offers the very best way for you to get started! This basic course in fingerstyle blues guitar breaks it all down into easily digested topics for novice players. You’ll start by learning the basic blues forms and getting them securely under your belt. Then, Happy provides a number of "easy steps" that will build up your guitar technique, increase your understanding of the style, and help you develop the ability to start playing great blues songs. Some of these steps include learning basic blues chords, syncopated strumming patterns, 12-bar and 8-bar blues progressions, bass runs, and more than a dozen variations for the all-important blues turnarounds, intros and endings. As you work your way through this lesson, Happy imparts numerous tips, suggestions and invaluable information about music theory and musicianship that will affect all of your guitar work. As you conquer each of these basic steps, your playing will get stronger and more confident, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming an accomplished blues guitarist.
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Easy Steps to Acoustic Blues Guitar #2: Essentials of Fingerstyle Blues
The Second In Happy Traum's Tutorial Series For The Novice Guitarist Introduces You To The World Of Fingerstyle Blues Guitar. Building Upon The Basics Established In The First DVD, Traum's Lessons Will Give You The Skills To Create Bass Pulses With Your Thumb Whilst Picking Out The Tunes And Syncopations On The Upper Strings. The Result Is A Rich, Self-Accompanying Sound Full Of Groove And Swing! Traum's Easy Steps Method Reduces These Key Techniques Into Smaller Modules That Can Be Digested Quickly And Easily. Through Carefully Constructed Exercises These Techniques Become Gradually More Complex And Advanced, Allowing Your Playing To Grow At Your Own Pace. You Will Learn How To Break Up Your Chords, As Well As The Funky Lightnin' Hopkins Lick. There Are Shuffle And Boogie-Woogie Basslines, Solo Riffs, Scales And Chord Progressions, All Just Waiting To Be Absorbed Into Your Playing To Develop Your Own Unique Country-Blues Sound.
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House of Blues: Beginner Acoustic Guitar (DVD)
House of Blues and The Rock House Method join together to bring you this unique and comprehensive beginner acoustic program. Jam-packed with a complete spectrum of techniques and components that will have you playing today. The one-on-one lessons with world renowned instructor and guitarist Kevin McCreery start with the basics of holding and tuning your guitar, then guide you step-by-step through chords, strum patterns, scales, song rhythms, finger picking, and more. Play along with the included full bass and drum backing tracks. Also, have fun while learning about the history and famous pioneers of acoustic guitar. Each Rock House product includes free lifetime membership to Rock House's online lesson support system. Enhance your learning experience, links with instructors, download backing tracks, access message boards, and much more. You'll connect with a community of musicians around the world learning to play music using The Rock House Method.
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Keb Mo: The Blues Guitar Of Keb' Mo' (DVD)
Basic techniques for the contemporary player. Keb' Mo's DVD lesson is aimed at players who want to get comfortable with the basics of traditional country blues and then go on to more contemporary blues-based tunes.
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Keith Wyatt: Beyond Basics: Acoustic Blues Guitar (DVD)
Keith Wyatt covers open string chords with melodic embellishments, turnarounds, slow and quick change versions of the 12 bar blues progressions, use of a capo and much more.
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Keith Wyatt: Beyond Basics - Blues Guitar Rhythm Chops
Keith Wyatt, GIT's resident blues authority reveals his favourite blues chord voicing and comping concepts. He explores everything from straight eighth boogie blues to rock shuffles and sophisticated uptown styles. Learn classic blues chord voicings, blues progression variations, chord substitution, straight-eighth and shuffle patterns, and several complete 12 bar blues progressions.
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Keith Wyatt: Rockin' The Blues
Keith Wyatt has spent decades studying the styles of major rock and blues artists. A graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology's first class; he went on to join the faculty; help develop the curriculum; and later serve as the GIT Director of Programs. Keith's years as a renowned educator have given him unique insight into the best ways of developing and teaching phrasing and style. Rockin' the Blues teaches the development of blues style by guiding viewers through the phrasing and feel of traditional blues and its open relationship to rock. Keith covers shuffle rhythms; open string licks; call and response phrasing; target notes; intros; turnarounds and endings; plus many traditional blues phrases. Keith's inspirational playing and demonstrations help build a rock solid foundation for the blues.
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Keith Wyatt: Beyond Basics: Solo Acoustic Blues Guitar (DVD)
Keith Wyatt covers 12 bar blues progressions, embellishments, various chord positions, bass string runs and more.
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Keith Wyatt: Ultimate Beginner Series: Blues Guitar (Book/CD/DVD)
Ultimate Beginner Series - Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt movie was released Apr 01, 2003 by the Warner Bros. studio. The continuing series of Ultimate Beginner musical instruction brings you this program that will take you to the first steps in learning to play the blues guitar. Ultimate Beginner Series - Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt movie Instructor Keith Wyatt will teach you everything you need to know to play intros and endings, slow blues, sweet blues, and phrasing. Ultimate Beginner Series - Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt video Includes both tablature and examples using a band that will help demonstrate the lessons.
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Master Session: Albert Lee (DVD)
This disc brings you step-by-step tuition in Albert Lee's guitar technique by the man himself. Albert takes you through the licks and leads he has used on dozens of recordings including his classic work in Emmylou Harris's Hotband. In this DVD reissue you'll discover the secrets and techniques of Britain's greatest country rock guitarist. Includes 24 page booklet. Time: 36 Min.
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Master Session: Bon Jovi (DVD)
Note-for-note lessons on how to play four great Bon Jovi hits. Discover the lead guitar parts and master the solos of the awesome Richie Sambora in this classic masterclass. Split screen demonstrations with left and right-hand close-ups will guide you through hits that include Let It Rock and Livin' On A Prayer and soundalike performances let you hear exactly what it should all sound like! Get your fingers around these hard rock classics, fast.
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Master Session: Eric Clapton (DVD)
Renowned guitar tutor Dave Celentano guides you through the pioneering Slowhand style. Learn the riffs and techniques that have inspired generations of guitarists, from Clapton's work with John Mayall and Cream, right up to the rock and pop of his more recent recordings. Includes a 16-page booklet of examples in notation with a Tab shorthand.
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Master Session: Guns N' Roses (DVD)
This disc brings you step-by-step tuition in the unique guitar style of a classic rock band with an abrasive sound all their own. In this DVD reissue you'll discover the guitar secrets an techniques of Guns 'n' Roses. Includes 24 page booklet. Running Time: 33 minutes. This will not play on most DVD players sold in the U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda. See other DVD options under “Other Formats & Versions”.
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Master Session: Steve Lukather (DVD)
This disc brings you step-by-step tuition in Steve Lukather's guitar technique by the man himself. Steve takes you through the licks and leads he has used on dozens of legendary Toto recordings. In this DVD re-issue you'll discover the secrets and techniques of one of America's true guitar greats. Includes 24 page booklet. Running Time 45 minutes.Syn
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Master Session: Steve Vai (DVD)
The techniques of this dazzling virtuoso guitarist are dissected in this special masterclass. Mike Wolf guides you step-by-step through Vai's most celebrated licks and solos that have inspired a generation of guitarists, breaking down some of his most challenging and unusual recorded moments for you to master. Includes a 24-page booklet of examples in notation with a Tab shorthand.
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Master Session: The Beatles (DVD)
This disc brings you step-by-step tuition using split-screen demonstrations for right and left hands. Includes Yesterday, Blackbird and I Feel Fine. In this DVD reissue you'll discover the secrets and techniques of the world's most famous bands. Running Time: 27 minutes.
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Master Session: Yngwie Malmsteen (DVD)
The neo-classical showmanship and super-fast trickery that have made Malmsteen a cult hero are dissected in this DVD.
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Rhythm In Your Riffs (DVD)
Bob Brozman's fascinating lesson will help acoustic guitarists of any style and genre look at the guitar in a whole new way. Bob explores the many aspects of rhythm guitar and what makes a good "groove." He helps you develop your coordination through a variety of drills, leading you in hand- and foot-tapping exercises so that accents, swing rhythm, polyrhythms, triplets in blues playing and other meters become second nature. Moving the exercises to the guitar, Bob shows how to incorporate these techniques into songs using strumming patterns, string slapping, fret tapping, hammering, damping, and other devices that will put emphasis and movement into your music. Fingerstyle players will be especially intrigued by the ways that Bob works these subtleties into his blues and ragtime picking. Among other things, you'll learn how to incorporate blues, Caribbean, New Orleans, calypso and other rhythms into your picking and strumming style. The ability to change and improve your instrumental arrangements through rhythmic variations is at the heart of this lesson. This is aptly demonstrated by the fact that Bob has improvised all of the music on this tape, proving the power and spontaneity of good rhythmic guitar playing.
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The Guitar Of Big Bill Broonzy (DVD)
Big Bill Broonzy's recording career spanned from 1927 until his death in 1958. His repertoire was well recorded, from solos and duets to ensemble playing. He was rediscovered just as the 'folk-revival' began in the early 1950s. Broonzy was a master of ragtime and country blues guitar whose playing was highlighted by a strong pulsating bass and melodic lead lines. In this video lesson, Woody Mann carefully analyzes Big Bill's technique and style. Includes rare footage of Broonzy from the 1950's. Selections include: Moppers Blues; Pig Meat Strut; Long Tall Mama; Saturday Night Rub; Brownskin Shuffle; How You Want It Done; Mississippi River Blues; Worrying You Off My Mind; and Hey, Hey. A 44 page tab/music booklet is included.
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The Guitar of Blind Willie McTell (DVD)
Blind Willie McTell, a legendary musical genius, recorded from 1927, when he established his reputation with the transcendent Statesboro Blues all the way into the 1950's. McTell is known for his unique swift clean fingerpicking style on his old Stella 12-string guitar. This was perfectly suited for his blues, rags and haunting vocals. He was also a master slide player, able to melt hearts with both blues and gospel gems. He was particularly expert as seamlessly combining a solid moving bass melodic style with spontaneous shimmering runs. In this video lesson Ernie Hawkins teaches six of Blind Willie's greatest songs. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
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The Guitar of Lightnin' Hopkins (DVD)
Taught by Ernie Hawkins. For Guitar (Electric). licks and phrases. Duration 93 minutes. Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin' Hopkins deeply accomplished deceptively simple acoustic. This lesson features rare video footage of Lightnin' from the 1950's and 1960's. When you hear someone say "Texas Blues Guitar," you may immediately think of Steve Ray and Jimmie Vaughn or maybe Freddie King. The invisible presence, buried deep in everyone of their guitar riffs, is the true king of Texas blues, Lightnin' Hopkins. Lightnin', who knew Blind Lemon Jefferson as a child, is Jimmie Vaughn's favorite guitarist. Offered here are all the basics, many of the secrets and tricks of Lightnin's deeply accomplished, deceptively simple acoustic Texas boogie guitar style. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950's and 1960's of Lightnin' playing five tunes. Lightnin' plays the tune and then Ernie analyzes it lick by lick. This video presents a wonderful opportunity to go to the source of Texas blues and learn from the master who inspired generations of guitar heroes. Tab & notation booklet included.
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The Slide Guitar Of Kelly Joe Phelps (DVD)
Playing with his guitar flat on his lap, Kelly Joe Phelps uses his bar and alternate-thumb fingerpicking to achieve a free, improvisational sound that defies easy categorization. This lesson provides detailed instruction on his powerful slide guitar technique, and the arrangements that make his music so compelling. Songs: When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, Black Crow Keeps Flying and Goodnight Irene. 80-MIN. DVD, LEVEL 3, INCLUDES TAB.
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