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 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.
In my lesson Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Arrangements in Vestapol Tuning (GW1011) I explored various blues ideas, arrangements and techniques in the Open D Tuning. In this new lesson we go beyond the blues with five arrangements that span a Country song (Tennessee Waltz), Pop (Bob Dylan's Buckets of Rain and the Beatles' In My Life), an Old-Time banjo tune (Waterbound) and a funky downhome Delta blues (Como Blues).
In this second volume of Fingerstyle Guitar From The Ground Up, Buster B. Jones continues to show you all the tricks of his trade so that you'll be able
to fingerpick in the style of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Buster's clear and down to earth explanations help to teach this style of playing in a
language that you will find easy to understand.
You'll learn: More right hand patterns • Right hand rolls • More chord movements • Fretboard logic • How to play Blowin' In The Wind, Jingle Bells, I'll
Fly Away and Nine Pound Hammer (with embellishments)
One of the reasons guitar is such a beautiful instrument is because of all the choices in sound there are. It can also be overwhelming with all the options
that the fretboard has for us. Vinny Raniolo shares with you an interesting perspective using a technique that will give you the tools to play solid
rhythm guitar, apply it to songs and then play songs in any key! In this lesson he will guide you through a 3 note per string approach that is clear
and accessible for guitarists of all levels. Have fun challenging yourself and enjoy each strum!
April 13th/14th Getting Your Fingerpicking Chops In Order (Exercises and great tunes to develop your right and left hands.F...more
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
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
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
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