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Welcome to Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop

 


At Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Videos, we offer the best in instructional guitar DVDs, Audio CDs and Books, and the Vestapol series of historic and concert DVDs. We also have 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 Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques- Blues Guitar Now

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

 

 


Click Here to Buy A Nuts & Bolts Approach to ARRANGING FOR FINGERSTYLE GUITAR Now

Rolly Brown teaches an organized approach to exploring and combining rhythm, melody, and harmony to create fingerstyle guitar arrangements. This lesson includes numerous tips, tools and techniques, a look at approaching different musical styles and just enough theoretical knowledge to get you started at arranging your own versions of whatever sort of music you want to create on the guitar. Numerous examples are shown and discussed.

Topics include:
• Arpeggiated rolling rhythm
• Arranging for constant alternate bass
• Chord choice and substitution
• The essential tones concept
• Arranging with a walking bass line
• Bossa Nova rhythm
• Ragtime
• Fingerstyle blues
• Original compositions



Click Here to Buy Bag of Tricks, Pocketful of Licks Now

In this unique DVD lesson, Buster B. Jones presents his approach to many facets of fingerstyle guitar techniques. He covers a wide variety of themes including:

  • Chord Shapes and Voicings
  • Scales, Alternating Bass Exercises
  • Double-Picking / Cross-Picking and Chromatic Rolls
  • How To Play Riffs In Any Key
  • Grooves and Learning to Improvise

Titles include: Alabama Jubilee, Peanuts Theme, Ask John and Cannonball Rag


Click Here to Buy Fingerpicking Blues Guitar in the Key of C Now

I love fingerpicking blues in the key of C. Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb and Tommy McClennan all favored this key. All approached their playing from different angles and perspectives.

Titles and topics include: Cocaine Habit Blues, People That I Use To See, Can't See No More, Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight, You Are My Sunshine, Tryin' To Get Home, You're Gonna Quit Me, Love With A Feeling, Troubles, You May Leave, Taking Your Place, At The Break Of Day, Turn Arounds in C and Searching the Fingerboard


Click Here to Buy Guitar of Charlie Patton (2 DVD Set) Now

In this double DVD lesson, Tom Feldmann gives you a detailed look at 18 of Patton's most celebrated tunes. Making this the definitive Charlie Patton lesson.

 


Click Here to Buy Guitar of Fred McDowell Now

Who hasn't been influenced by Mississippi Fred McDowell? Imitated by just about everyone that has picked up a slide, his impact has spread the world over. 

Titles Include: OPEN E TUNING: When I Lay My Burden Down, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, John Henry, Break 'Em On Down, Louise, Mojo Hand, I Heard Somebody Call OPEN A TUNING: Write Me A Few Lines, Been Drinking Out of A Hollow Log, Fred's Worried Life Blues, The Train I Ride, Kokomo Blues


Click Here to Buy The Jazz Tinge Now

This DVD presents five exciting and challenging jazz compositions that each receive John Renbourn's unique fingerstyle approach. The compositions of Randy Weston, Chico Hamilton and Dollar Brand, plus John's own original instrumentals, are discussed in detail. 

Titles include: Buffalo, Transfusion, My Dear Boy, Little Niles and Cherry

Stefan's News

25% OFF ALL Single Song Download Lessons
Use Code SINGLE25 at checkout
April 1st-30th

Special Sale on Guitar Workshop DVD Guitar Lessons 
For Only $15
March 30th - April 12th

Applies to Physical Products Only


COUNTRY BLUES DOUBLE DVD LESSONS
FOR $25 - Less than a Single DVD
April 4th - 5th


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


Stefan by Maya in Mayalife

Stefan Grossman is an acoustic blues guitarist, a student of Rev. Gary Davis, and a guy who has been to the rodeo and back again in the blues wo...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


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