Homespun and Acoustic Guitar Magazine have joined forces to create a video version of Acoustic Guitar's best-selling guitar instruction book. This clearly organized, carefully graded set of lessons by popular guitarist and author David Hamburger teaches beginners to play guitar using the techniques and songs of American roots music.
PART 1 covers all the basic chords and flatpicking techniques; PART 2 gives you a solid start on fingerpicking along with more advanced flatpicking styles.
David gives total beginners a great start as he teaches you how to tune up, use the capo, play bass runs, vary your strumming patterns and form all the most important chords and chord progressions. Part 2 continues on an intermediate level, giving those with some previous guitar experience a solid start with fingerpicking and an introduction to more advanced flatpicking styles, including scales and single note playing.
Throughout the lessons you'll learn to play more than two-dozen classic songs drawn from blues, folk, country and bluegrass traditions, including Careless Love, Columbus Stockade, Darling Corey, In the Pines, Scarborough Fair, Man of Constant Sorrow, Stagolee, Hot Corn Cold Corn, East Virginia, House of the Rising Sun, Banks of the Ohio, The Crawdad Song, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Gambler's Blues, and many others!
Publisher: Homespun Music Instruction
David Hamburger is a composer for film, television and advertising and a performing guitarist/songwriter whose credits include scoring the CNN documentary series High Profits. His music is featured in two A&E television series, Shipping Wars and My 600 Pound Life, and his score for the film When I Rise debuted at South By Southwest in 2010 and has aired multiple times on PBS’ Independent Lens. David is also the author of two dozen instructional books and videos, including the award-winning Beginning Blues Guitar, which has sold over 100,000 copies and been released in a second edition after 20 continuous years in print.
As a solo artist, David has appeared at Merlefest, the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Old Settlers Music Festival, and venues including Passim, Cafe Lena and the Cactus Cafe. He has opened for Dave Van Ronk, Jorma Kaukonen, Rory Block and Roy Book Binder and jammed onstage with Duke Robillard, Gatemouth Brown and Tinsley Ellis. As a sideman and session musician, David has recorded with Freedy Johnston, toured the U.S. with Joan Baez, and appeared with Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen on Springsteen’s remake of The Ghost of Tom Joad.