This site is mobile friendly

Welcome to our Online Shop


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 Fingerpicking Country Blues Gospel Guitar Now

In this lesson we explore several styles of fingerpicking gospel tunes. We start with playing in the key of C and two well known songs played in the style of Mississippi John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten. We then tackle I’ll Fly Away which introduces a new right hand technique that combines fingerstyle with strumming. This technique will add a different texture to your playing. We then begin to explore playing in open tunings and Just A Closer Walk With Thee played in an Open G Tuning. We then go to an Open D tuning to learn Death Come Creeping and Will The Circle Be Unbroken.

Titles include: I Am A Pilgrim, What a Friend We Have In Jesus, I'll Fly Away, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Death Come Creeping and Will The Circle Be Unbroken



Click Here to Buy Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson Now

In this lesson Tom Feldmann breaks down the complexities of eight of Johnson’s classics. You will see how Johnson created his “as you feel” bass lines by utilizing alternating, monotonic and “brushing” bass techniques. Of course, the defining element of Johnson’s songs was his unearthly slide playing which Tom shows in detail teaching you Johnson’s strike and slides, pull-offs and vibrato.

 


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


Sign up for our Special Sales, Wednesday Free Lessons and other Offers
from Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop!

Browse Our Instructors & Artists

Follow us on Facebook