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Stefan Grossman

    Stefan Grossman has been recording, performing, and writing about acoustic fingerstyle techniques and styles for more than 40 years. At age 15 he started taking lessons from the legendary bluesman the late Rev. Gary Davis. He also learned music from records by Brownie McGhee and Lightnin' Hopkins. When Grossman was 18, he formed the Even Dozen Jug Band with guitarist Steve Katz, harmonicist/singer John Sebastian and pianist Josh Rifkin.

    The group recorded the LP Even Dozen Jug Band [out of print] for Elektra in 1964. At the same time, Stefan became more interested in his work as a blues researcher. During the period from 1965-1975 he studied and traveled with some of the legendary figures in the world of blues guitar-- Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and other great black American bluesmen and songsters.

    From this experience Stefan authored his landmark five volume series for Oak Publications that presented these styles to pickers worldwide. In 1973 Stefan co-founded Kicking Mule Records to counter the shortage of good instructional guitar records and music. With a lineup of artists including guitarists Dave Evans, Ton Van Bergeyk, Happy Traum, Duck Baker, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, Kicking Mule has been instrumental in promoting and preserving the best in blues, ragtime, and contemporary picking. Stefan has played with bands all over the world and has recorded numerous CDs.

Stefan Grossman - Folk Blues For Fingerstyle Guitar - 2 DVD Set
In this double DVD set, Stefan Grossman teaches a wide array of folk blues arrangements. You will study playing in various tunings, i.e. Standard, Dropped D, DADGAD, Open D and Open C tunings. The songs range from popular blues and rags to old-time mountain ballads. All are taught phrase by phrase and the movements of both the left and right hands are clearly illustrated on the split screens. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as PDF files on each DVD as well as printed format. As an extra bonus, original old recordings from the 1920s and 1930s are included so that you can hear the roots from where these tunes derived. Includes: "Betty and Depree, Blues for Mississippi John Hurt, Corrina Corrina, House Carpenter, How Long Blues, Little Sadie, One Kind Favor, Piccolo Rag, Rag Mama, Sitting On Top of The World, St. Louis Blues, Sweet Sunny South".
(177 min).......................................................................................Price - $39.95

Art Of Fingerstyle Guitar - DVD
The performers in this fingerstyle DVD express different traditions, personalities and stylistic approaches through their guitars. Yet there is a commonality, not only in the instrument and fundamental approach to it but also in the choice of these players to take risks and to respect tradition. Bob Brozman plays Hawaiian Greetings unlike any of the Hawaiian guitarists of the 1920s, yet his version overflows with love of his sources. Peppino D'Agostino uses unorthodox techniques to transform his guitar into a Brazilian rhythm band.  Titles include: Stefan Grossman: Sheebeg An Sheemore · Bob Brozman: Hawaiian Greetings · Buster Jones: Funky Fingers · Martin Simpson: Medley: Lord Gregory/Bob's Song · Peppino D'Agostino: Grand Canyon, Ponteio · John Renbourn: Sweet Potato, Medley: Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill/Mist Covered Mountains Of Home/The Orphan · Martin Simpson & Bob Brozman: Bentonia, Chimes Of Timbuktu · Martin Carthy: Seven Yellow Gypsies · Stefan Grossman and Duck Baker: Danish Drone · Bob Brozman: Steel Guitar Stomp.
(60 min).........................................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Blues Guitar - 2 DVD Set
This double DVD, of almost four hours of music and instruction is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Jesse Fuller, Furry Lewis and Bukka White. The first DVD focuses on playing in Open G tuning (Spanish). The second DVD presents the Open D tuning (Vestapol). Left hand playing techniques are discussed as well as choice of bottleneck/slide and guitar to use. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Each DVD also features bonus audio tracks of the original 1920s and 1930s recordings of the original artists playing the songs. This lesson is for the intermediate student. Tunes taught include: OPEN G TUNING: "My Black Mama, Banty Rooster, Dry Spell Blues, High Sheriff Blues, County Farm Blues, Someday Baby Blues, Roll & Tumble Blues, Kokomo OPEN D TUNING: Wake Up Mama, John Henry, You Got To Move, Tell Me Baby, Spoonful, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, God Moves On The Water, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, Roll and Tumble Blues, Guitar Rag".
(4 Hours) Printable PDF Booklet...............................................Price - $39.95

Legends Of Bottleneck Blues Guitar - DVD
This DVD presents rare and historical recordings from 1965-1970 of some of the greatest exponents of this blues technique. Although particularly popular in Mississippi and Louisiana, bottleneck styles could be found the length and breadth of the rural South. While there were similarities amongst guitarists in some locales, there was no preponderant style or approach other than the abilities and imagination of the guitarist employing a slide technique. The musicians presented in this video are amongst the greatest exponents of slide blues guitar who ever lived and are ample testimony to the superb variety available in this style. Performances include: "Death Letter Blues, Levee Camp Moan" -Son House, "Ramblin, Tell Me Mama, Mr. Tom Green's Farm" -Johnny Shines, "Louise, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, I Heard Somebody Call, Break Em Down, My Babe" -Fred McDowell, "Hark From the Tomb, I'm Glad Salvation's Free, John Henry" -Jesse Fuller, "Brownsville Blues" -Furry Lewis, "Motherless Children Have a Hard Time" -Mance Lipscomb.
(60 min) Biographical booklet included....................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar - Vol I - DVD
Country Blues Guitar is a fascinating and challenging study. This video lesson explores the Key of C and how it can be used in playing blues, folk and ragtime. Examples from the playing of Rev. Gary Davis, Frank Stokes, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Sam McGee and Elizabeth Cotten are explained and illustrated. Rare footage of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary David, Furry Lewis, Jesse Fuller and Elizabeth Cotten is featured. Tunes presented include: "Freight Train, It Won't Be Long, Buck Dancer's Choice, Candyman, Salty Dog Blues, Ragtime Mama Blues, Blake's Rag".
(63 min) Booklet included / Fingerstyle.
Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar - Vol II - DVD
In this second video lesson of the Country Blues Guitar series we explore playing in the Keys of G and A and how each can be used in playing folk, blues, and ragtime. Examples from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Willie Brown, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins and Rev. Gary Davis are explained and illustrated. Rare footage of Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Lightnin' Hopkins is featured. Tunes presented include: "Spike Driver's Blues, Shake Sugaree, Ragged and Dirty, Blues Licks in A, Willie Mae, Spoonful, Robert Johnson Blues Licks in A".
(65 min) Booklet included / Fingerstyle.
Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar - Vol III - DVD
In this third video lesson of the Country Blues Guitar series we explore playing in the Keys of D and E and how each can be used in playing folk, blues, and ragtime. Examples from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lonnie Johnson and Frank Stokes are explained and explored. Rare footage of Big Bill Broonzy, Rev.Gary Davis, Son House and Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry is featured. Tunes presented include: "Lightnin' Hopkins Blues Licks In E, Stagolee, Take A Whiff On Me, Tribute To Lonnie Johnson, Charley James, Avalon Blues".
(68 min) Booklet included / Fingerstyle.
Stefan Grossman - Set Of Three DVDs (Country Blues Vol 1, 2 & 3) On Sale Now! - $49.95

Legends Of Country Blues Guitar - Vol 1 - DVD
The early country blues players played with a personal adaptation of their regional style, shaping blues and related material to their own needs and those of their audience. The music they played was alien to formula, possessing such skill and robustness as to be captivating. Their fame was local, tied intimately to their time and place, and only the providence of a chance encounter with a talent scout or record company preserved their art. Even then, it seemed fated that they would remain flamboyant names on exotic record labels. The rare footage presented in this video is a treasure beyond imagining, drawn from a myriad of sources, depicting some of the greatest blues musicians who ever lived. Songs include "Silver City, Angel Child" - Mance Lipscomb, "Spike Driver's Blues, You're Going To Walk That Lonesome Valley Blues" - Mississippi John Hurt, "Cairo Blues" - Henry Townsend, "Death Letter Blues, I Had a Woman in Hughes" -Son House, "Children of Zion" -Rev. Gary Davis, "Worried Man Blues, How You Want It Done, John Henry, Blues In E" -Big Bill Broonzy, "Mamie" -Robert Pete Williams, "Don't Kid Me" -Brownie McGhee, "Jelly Jelly" -Josh White, "Death Don't Have No Mercy" -Rev. Gary Davis.
(60 min) Biographical booklet included....................................Price - $24.95

Legends Of Country Blues Guitar - Vol 2 - DVD
Performances include: "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues, Poor Boy" -Bukka White, "Big Road Blues, That's All Right, Sam's Rag" -Sam Chatmon, "Sloppy Drunk Blues, Highway 49, Providence Help The Poor People" -Big Joe Williams, "Cool Drink Of Water" -Houston Stackhouse, "Yonder Comes The Blues" -Son House, "Buck Dance, Hard Walking Blues, Make Believe Stunt, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning" -Rev. Gary Davis, "Goodnight Irene, The Grey Goose, Pick A Bale of Cotton, Take This Hammer" -Leadbelly.
(60 min) Biographical booklet included....................................Price - $24.95

Legends Of Country Blues Guitar - Vol 3 - DVD
Rare performances from 1962-1970. Much of the extremely rare performance footage presented in this video has never before been publicly seen and documents the diversity of a music which was as personal as a fingerprint - yet as universal as the blues itself. Songs include: "Judge Boushe Blues, Furry's Blues, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, John Henry" - Furry Lewis, "That Will Never Happen No More, Rag In C" - John Jackson, "You Know Baby What I Want, Number 12 Train, Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" - Josh White, "Dear Old Mother Of Mine" - Robert Pete Williams, "Black Mary" - Ethel & George McCoy, "She Knows How To Stretch It, Ain't Nobody Home But Me, You Don't Know What The Lord Told Me" - Pink Anderson, "Oh Glory How Happy I Am" - Rev. Gary Davis, "Running Wild, The Woman I Had She Left Me" - Jesse Fuller.
(60 min) Biographical booklet included....................................Price - $24.95

Legends Of Delta Blues - DVD
Featuring Son House, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Shines, Bukka White. The Mississippi Delta is the source of America's deep and pervasive blues tradition. This music has mesmerized everyone from a young Muddy Waters to today's blues-based rockers. It's earthy vitality remains fresh in rare performances rife with slide guitars, driving rhythms and songs as searing as a hellhound's bay across the Delta darkness. Performances include: "Talk About The Blues, I Had the Blues This Morning, Empire State Express, Levee Camp Moan, Don't Mind People Grinning in Your Face" - Son House, "Sweet Home Chicago, Kindhearted Woman, Love Of Mine, Going To Algiers, Tell Me How You Want Your Rolling Done, I Don't Know, Ramblin" - Johnny Shines, "I'm Going Settle Down, Old Lady, Freight Train Blues" -Bukka White, "I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive, It Serves Me Right To Suffer," -John Lee Hooker.
(62 min) Biographical booklet included....................................Price - $24.95
 

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques - 2 DVD Set
This 2 Volume DVD set is for the beginner and intermediate guitarist who wants to start fingerpicking! Rev. Gary Davis use to tell his students that playing the guitar was easy. He would say that a piano player has only two hands (the left keeps an alternating bass while the right plays a melody) but a guitarist has three hands! Our right hand thumb is one hand and plays the bass figures while our index finger is our second hand and plays the melody. Our third hand is our left hand which fingers chords. The results produce a full and orchestrated fingerstyle sound with a rhythmic bass played against melodic lines. This is the alternating bass technique which we sometimes jokingly refer to as "boom-chick". It is the most popular fingerpicking style played and has been used by numerous guitarists. Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Merle Travis, Doc Watson and Chet Atkins are but a few of the giants of this style. On these 2 DVDs, we will explore how to master the alternating bass style. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and then played again slowly on a split-screen so that you can carefully see what both hands are doing. As a bonus, you will also see concert footage of some of the great fingerstyle players such as Rev. Gary Davis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Merle Travis, Brownie McGhee, Elizabeth Cotten, John Jackson, Pink Anderson and Doc Watson! Songs include: "Oh Papa, Shake That Thing, Death Come Creeping, Nobody's Dirty Business, Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor, Coffee Blues, Crow Jane, Oh Mary Don't You Weep, Delia, Old Country Rock , Will The Circle Be Unbroken".
(170 min) Booklet included.........................................................Price - $39.95

Stefan Grossman - How To Play Blues Guitar - Vol 1 - DVD
In this series of lessons, various fingerstyle blues guitar styles and techniques are explored. The first lesson focuses on the Key of C and delves into the alternating as well as monotonic bass techniques, blues slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs and blues slurred notes. The playing techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake are discussed. The most important aim of this lesson is to give the guitarist a freedom to improvise playing a blues tune. As a bonus feature, audio tracks are included featuring rare recordings of the songs and styles presented. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. Tunes include: "Railroad Bill, Careless Love, I'm Satisfied, You Got The Pocketbook I Got The Key, Cocaine Blues, See See Rider, Save Up Your Money John D. Rockefeller Put The Panic On". The lesson finishes with "Blues in C" which brings together the many ideas and styles that have been taught.
(85 min) Booklet included...........................................................Price - $29.95
 

Stefan Grossman - How To Play Blues Guitar - Vol 2 - DVD
The second lesson focuses on the keys of G and D. The playing techniques of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Reverend Gary Davis, Tommy Johnson and Lonnie Johnson are discussed as well as many other facets of fingerpicking in these keys. This is a challenging lesson that will illustrate different right and left hand techniques with the aim being to give the guitarist a freedom to improvise playing a blues tune in these keys. As a bonus feature, audio tracks are included featuring rare recordings of the songs and styles presented. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. Tunes include: "Blues In G, Easy Rider, Return to Little Rock, Mama, Let Me Lay It On You, Blues Ain't Dry, Careless Love, Big Road Blues, Canned Heat Blues and Blues in D.
(76 min) Booklet included...........................................................Price - $29.95

Stefan Grossman - How To Play Blues Guitar - Vol 3 - DVD
The third lesson features a wide variety of fingerpicking blues styles and techniques played in the keys of A and E. From slow blues in the style of Lightnin' Hopkins to playing a blues in A with a dropped D tuning (DADGBE). Delta blues guitar techniques are taught with songs and ideas by Son House, Willie Brown, Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson and Skip James. As in each previous lesson the final aim is to give the guitarist the freedom to improvise playing a blues tune in these keys. As a bonus feature, audio tracks are included featuring rare recordings of the songs and styles presented. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. Tunes include: "County Line, Slow Blues in A, Come Back Baby, Yonder Comes The Blues, Weeping Willow, M & O Blues, Bye Bye Blues, New Pony Blues, If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road, Slow Blues in E".
(85 min) Booklet included...........................................................Price - $29.95

Stefan Grossman - Anthology Of Country Blues Guitar - Book and CD
Featuring Rev. Gary Davis - "Hesitation Blues, Soldier’s Drill, I’m Throwing Up My Hands, Baby, Let Me Lay It On You", Mississippi John Hurt -"Big Leg Blues, Stack O’Lee Blues, Ain’t No Tellin, Frankie", Blind Boy Fuller -"Jivin’ Woman Blues, I Crave My Pig Meat, Careless Love, You Never Can Tell", and Lonnie Johnson "Stomping "Em Along Slow, Woke Up With the Blues In My Fingers".
Notation and tab..........................................................................Price - $19.95

Stefan Grossman - Blues, Rags & Hot Fiddle Tunes - Book and 3 CDs
Stefan Grossman teaches advanced fingerpicking guitar techniques along with 17 hot tunes including: "Slow Blues in C, Lemon's Jump, Yazoo Basin Boogie, Religious Train fare Blues, Diddie Wa Diddie, Shuffle Rag, Glory Of Love, Buck Dance, Cincinnati Flow Rag, New York City Rag, Hot Dogs, Twelve Sticks, Colored Aristocracy, Boys My Money's All Gone, Dallas Rag, Katz Rag, Black Mountain Rag". Three full hours of instruction.
Notation and tab / Fingerstyle...................................................Price - $29.95

Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Blues Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
The bottleneck guitar styles of Son House, Blind Willie McTell, Fred McDowell, Blind Willie Johnson, Hambone Willie Newburn and Muddy Waters are presented. Country blues bottleneck styles and techniques offer the guitarist a wide variety of sounds, textures and atmospheres as well as challenges. Songs include: "Banty Rooster, One Kind Favor" -Son House, "Wake Up Mama" -Blind Willie McTell, "You Got To Move, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" -Fred McDowell, "God Moves On the Water" -Blind Willie Johnson, "I Can't Be Satisfied" -Muddy Waters, "Someday Baby" -Fred McDowell, "Roll and Tumble" -Willie Newburn. These lessons include 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - British Fingerpicking Guitar - Book and CD
Features arrangements and interviews with Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and John Renbourn. Songs include: "Forty-Ton Parachute, Lashtal's Room, Lord Inchiquin, Lord Mayo, Hardiman the Fiddler, The Fairies' Hornpipe" -Davey Graham, "Black Waterside, Alice's Wonderland, Veronica, The Wheel, St. Fiacre's Revenge, Bridge" -Bert Jansch, "Lady Nothynge's Toye Puffe, The Moon Shines Bright, The Hermit, Faro's Rag, Bransle Gay, Carolan's Concerto, Mrs. O'Rourke, Lord Inchiquin, Lament for Charles MacCabe, The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neill" - John Renbourn.
Notation and tab..........................................................................Price - $29.95

Stefan Grossman - Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar - Book and CD
Arrangements by Stefan Grossman, Duck Baker and El McMeen. Includes Airs - "Pretty Girl Milking A Cow, The Bonny Bunch of Roses, Blind Mary, Bridget Cruise, Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill, Inisheer Air, The South Wind", Hornpipes - "Proudlock's Hornpipe, Wicklow Hornpipe, Callaghan's Hornpipe, Chieg O'Neil, Bantry Bay, The Rights Of Man", Reels - "Green Field OfAmerica, The Golden Keyboard, Temperance Reel, Jenny Picking Cockles, The Boys of Ballisodare", Planxties -"Planxty Irwin, Planxty Hewlett, Planxty Kelley, Charles O'Connor, Morgan Magan, O'Hara's Cup, James Plunkett, Eleanor Plunkett, Fanny Power, Sir Festus Burke, Hugh O'Donnell", Set Dances - "The Blackbird, The Ace and Deuce of Pipering", Jigs -"Elsie Marley, The Blarney Pilgrim, Swedish Jig, The Killmoulis Jig, The Humours Of Ballyloughlin, Irish Washerwoman", Slip Jigs - "Come Under My Dimity, The Humors of Whiskey, The Kid On the Mountain, Gusty's Frolics", Marches - "Duke Of Fife's Welcome to Deeside, The March of the King of Laoise, Sir Sidney Smith's March, Brian Boru's March", Carolan Compositions - "Sheebeg and Sheemor, The Fairie Queen, Carolan's Concerto, Carolan's Receipt, Carolan's Quarrel With The Landlady, Carolan's Cottage, Carolan No. 179, Carolan's Farewell To Music", Songs - "Danny Boy, Mist Covered Mountains of Home, The Castle of Dromore, Will Ye Go, Lassie Go? One Morning In May/Boys of the Ould Brigade, Jock O'Hazeldean, My Mary of the Curling Hair, The Gypsy Rover".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $35.95

Stefan Grossman - Classic Ragtime Guitar- Book and 3 CDs
Guitarists Stefan Grossman, Duck Baker and Leo Wijnkamp teach the following pieces arranged for fingerstyle guitar: "The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Silver Swan, Hilarity Rag". CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar - Book and CD
Provides a unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues. The CD contains the original artist's recordings so you can hear and feel the music as it was originally performed. Songs include: "Blue Day Blues, Kokomo Blues" -Scrapper Blackwell, "Georgia Bound" -Blind Blake, "Big Bill Blues, Mississippi River Blues, Mr. Conductor Man, Saturday Night Rub, Stove Pipe Stomp, Worryin You Off My Mind" -Big Bill Broonzy, "Cincinnati Flow Rag, Italian Rag, Sally Where'd You Get Your Liquor From, Two Step Candyman" -Rev Gary Davis, "Easy Rider Blues, Hot Dogs, One Kind Favor" -Blind Lemon Jefferson, "Go Back to Your No Good Man', Life Saver Blues" -Lonnie Johnson, "Hunkie Tunkie Blues, Keep It Clean" -Charley Jordan, "Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed, Little Brother Blues" -Josh White.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95

Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
In these lessons, Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs arranged for fingerstyle guitar: "Cocaine Blues, You Got The Pocketbook I Got The Key, Crow Jane, Keep It Clean, Hunkie Tunkie Blues, Canned Heat, Come Back Baby, Monday Morning Blues". The accompanying CDs contain 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. 
Notation and tab / Fingerstyle...................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Country Blues Guitar In Open Tunings - Book and 3 CDs
Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs: "Turn Your Money Green, Special Rider, Vestapol, If You Don't Want Me, Police Dog Blues, Kassie Jones, Sitting On Top Of The World, Hard Time Killing Floor, I'm So Glad". The accompanying CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab / Fingerstyle...................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Delta Blues Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs: "M & O Blues, Bye Bye Blues, Frankie, Future Blues, Mississippi Blues, Blues Licks". The accompanying CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab / Fingerstyle...................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Delta Blues Guitar - Book and CD
Provides a unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues. The CD contains the original artist's recordings so you can hear and feel the music as it was originally performed. Songs include: "Future Blues, M & O Blues, Ragged and Dirty" -Willie Brown, "Dry Spell Blues, My Black Mama" -Son House, "Devil Got My Woman, Hard Time Killin' Floor, Special Rider" -Skip James, "Roll and Tumble Blues" -Hambone Willie Newbern, "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues, Stone Pony Blues, 34 Blues" -Charlie Patton, "Good Boy Blues" -Arthur Pettis, "That's No Way to Get Along" -Robert Wilkins.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95

Stefan Grossman - Essential Fingerpicking Guitar - Book and 3CDs
This book contains 3 CDs with 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction for the following pieces: "Sugarbabe, Take A Whiff On Me, It Won't Be Long, Salty Dog, Sister Kate, Oh Babe Ain't No Lie, Spoonful, Shake Sugaree, Delia, Struttin' Rag".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fiddle Tunes For Fingerstyle Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs: "Colored Aristocracy, Midnight On The Water, The West Wind, Boys My Money's All Gone, Last of Callahan, Rights of Man, Drunken Wagoner". CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Instrumentals - Book and 3 CDs
Taught by Stefan Grossman. This book contains three CDs (three full hours of instruction) featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction for the following songs: "Tribute To Lonnie Johnson, Dollartown, Yazoo Basin Boogie, Blues For The Mann, Religious Trainfare Blues (A Heart Much Obliged), Lemon's Jump".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
These lessons include 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.  Songs include: "Freight Train, Ragtime Mama Blues, Fare Thee Well Titanic, Bill Bailey, Charley James, If You Haven't Any Hay Don't Go Down That Road, New Pony Blues, One Kind Favor, Blues Ain't Dry, Old Country Rock, Little Rock Blues, That Will Never Happen No More, Easy Rider".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Delights  - Book and 3 CDs
The blues ballad "Shining Shadows" played in the key of C and using an alternating bass with sophisticated chord voicings. "Ms. Josephine Ayresis" played in the key of D and was influenced by the playing of the great Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence. When I lived in Europe I was greatly influenced by the playing of Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy and John Renbourn. "The Way She Walks" is a three part instrumental. The first section was written by Archie Fisher and taught to me by Martin Carthy. I put together the second and third sections. "Snap A Little Owl" is a John Renbourn composition with a steady walking bass played against a strong melodic lead line. Also taught are two complex jazz oriented instrumentals. "Tightrope" and "Danish Drone" (also recorded as Kicking Up The Dust) are both played in dropped D tuning and feature varying time signatures and complex chording.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Delights in Open Tunings - Book and 3 CDs
I have used tunings for many of my original compositions and in this series I present seven compositions that show some of the possibilities that I have discovered. The first lesson we delve into the open G tuning and the original three part composition "Lullaby For Anna". This is followed by an arrangement of The Carter Family’s "Working On The New Railroad". The Open Gm tuning is one that I have long favored. It is ideal for many settings and in this second lesson we look at three blues oriented instrumentals: "Capricorn Five, Lament For A Goodman and Keeper Of The Vine". Our last lesson continues our explorations into the Open Gm tuning with two blues suites: "Sparkling On The Wind and The Three Kingdoms (The Vamp Of Oblivion)".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Exercises & Hot Licks - Book and 3 CDs
These lessons include 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-be-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lessons include finger strengthening exercises, the hammer-on and pull-off, single string runs, counterpoint lines, blues vibratos, the syncopated bass, rhythmic licks, walking the bass, chromatic runs, hot licks and ending tags.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Guitar Solos: Open Tunings - Book and 3 CDs
Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs: "Just a Closer Walk, Black Mountain Rag, The Landlady, One Kind Favor, Sparkling On The Wind, House Carpenter, La Rotta, Lord Inchiquin, Lord Mayo, Hardiman The Fiddler, Fairies Hornpipe, La Rotta". CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques - Book and 3 CDs
This series is designed for the beginner and intermediate student. Basic fingerpicking styles are illustrated in all the major keys. The technique of the alternating bass is introduced in various settings. The styles and techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Sam McGee and others are discussed. Songs include: "Oh Papa, Death Come Creeping", "Buck Dancer's Choice" -Sam McGee, "All My Friends Are Gone, Candyman, Save Up Your Money" -Rev. Gary Davis, "Louis Collins, Got The Blues Can't Be Satisfied, Stagolee, Candyman, C.C. Rider, " -Mississippi John Hurt, "Truckin' My Blues Away" -Blind Boy Fuller. These lessons include 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Stefan Grossman - Ragtime Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
In these lessons, Stefan Grossman teaches the following songs arranged for fingerstyle guitar: "Mabel's Dream, High Society, Powder Rag, Soldier's March, Dallas Rag". The accompanying CDs contain 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.
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    Stefan Grossman was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 16, 1945 and originates from a very musical household. His cousin Stephen Grossman is a saxophonist who has actually played with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. Another relative Harold Grossman is a trumpet player and professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Stefan's parents motivated him to persue the guitar at the age of nine. He ended up being intrigued by the blues guitar after hearing some traditional blues music in Greenwich Village.

    In 1960 Stefan was convinced by a friend to study guitar with ragtime blues guitar player Rev. Gary Davis who at that time lived at Claremont Avenue in the Bronx. Rev. Gary Davis was without a doubt the single greatest influence on Stefan's development as a guitar player and he spent months over at Davis' home eagerly memorizing every ragtime and blues guitar solo that Davis would show him. He then went on to study the country blues guitar styles of Son House, Skip James, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowell, and Mississippi John Hurt. In 1963 he formed "The Even Dozen Jug Band". In 1965 Grossman produced what was to be the very first of many instructional blues guitar books and videos. In 1966 he performed with the bohemian poet group "The Fugs" and later with a blues group called "The Chicago Loop".

    In 1967 Stefan Grossman decided to reside in Europe, living for a time both in Britain and Italy. Over the next twenty years he went on tour internationally with his Kicking Mule concert package. This in numerous ways was a blues, ragtime, and mainstream jazz version of Norman Granz's "Jazz At The Philharmonic". Stefan presented lots of the top blues, ragtime, and fingerpicking guitar players of the day along with his own genuine country blues guitar style. At the same time he created his Kicking Mule record label which included many of the artists who appeared in live performance with him. The Kicking Mule record company closed its' doors in 1979.

    In the late 1980s Stefan Grossman went back to live in the USA. Based on the East Coast he continues to play and write prolifically on all aspects of the blues and fingerpicking guitar. His books and DVDs are currently released by Mel Bay, Alfreds, and other leading publishers. His recordings are readily available on the Shanachie label. Grossman also runs his own business which supplies a large range of blues, ragtime, and jazz guitar music DVDs, books, and CDs. Although primarily a blues guitarist and teacher, Grossman's exceptional work in this field as a performer, business owner, and author frequently extends into areas of the jazz guitar. In current years his Vestapol business has released some essential jazz guitar live concert footage DVDs including live performances of various legends of mainstream jazz guitar.

    All in all, very few guitarists have actually done as much as Stefan Grossman in transcribing, showcasing, and archiving the music of many of the legends of country blues and ragtime blues guitar. Stefan was among the very first guitarists, together with Happy Traum and Arlen Roth, to offer guitar lessons through the mail via VHS videos. Together, the three of them created an industry that enabled anybody to study various styles of guitar playing all from the comfort of their home - regardless of where they live.

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