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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.

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.

Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques- Blues Guitar

Contemporary acoustic fingerstyle blues encompasses a wide variety of styles, techniques and sounds. In this lesson, four multi-sectioned blues instrumentals based on traditional techniques, blues piano ideas, single string melodic guitar licks and horn styled solos are presented. The music varies from a piano-styled boogie to a slow country blues reminiscent of the playing of Blind Blake and Jelly Roll Morton, to a New Orleans blues in the style and feel of Ray Charles and Snooks Eaglin.

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To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony's hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.

In this short video Tony explains his approach and method for arranging a Celtic melody. You can explore Tony's music further on these lessons:

GW1019 Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar - An Introduction

GW1018 Not Necessarily Celtic

GW960 Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus - Volume One  

GW961 Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus - Volume Two

Extensive travels, music tours with several different bands, musical encounters with amazing musicians from around the world, and a passion for music history have helped Cory Seznec develop his own distinct style that reflects his broad interests. Cory has a new instructional DVD.

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In this lesson, Rolly Brown teaches you how to fingerpick the guitar from the ground up, starting with the most basic components and, in a step-by-step method, marking the path from rank beginner to competent intermediate/advanced player. If you know a few basic chords on the guitar, then you're ready to start working with these DVDs.

* The 4 Basic Building Blocks of Fingerpicking
* Combining the building blocks
* Pattern picking; a means, not an end
* Improvising melody while keeping the bass going
* Exploring the details of syncopation
* Detailed instruction and transcriptions for eleven note-for-note arrangements of folk and blues tunes.

Titles include: Old Kentucky Home, Careless Love, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Crow Jane, Gambler's Blues, Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Make Me A Pallet, Angeline The Baker,
Redwing, Shine On Harvest Moon and Rolly's Rag

231 minutes * Level 1/2 * Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD

Available from July 21st Through July 27th

Also it's the LAST WEEK to get the following Stefan Grossman Single Full Lessons for just $15

Stefan by Maya in Mayalife

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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

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

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

Fred Sokolow's New Lessons

Fred has been busy!  Just released on the guitar front is Fred's lesson ...more

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