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"Who Else Wants to Learn the Astonishing
Fingerstyle Secrets of the Most Accomplished,
Most Knowledgeable, and Most Respected
Fingerpicking Guitarists In the World?"

Just imagine yourself easily learning the most masterful fingerstyle arrangements on the guitar. In fact, these DVDs and TABS make it so easy, IT'S PRACTICALLY CHEATING!

Learning this amazing library of fingerpicking classics is as easy as 1-2-3.

1) Follow the tabs in the booklets.
2) Watch Stefan explain each song phrase by phrase.
3) Watch Stefan play each part slowly on a split-screen showing both hands.

Dear Fingerpicking fan,

Your secret prayers have been answered. I've just assembled what is easily the most incredible, authoritative, easy-to-learn-from fingerpicking lessons anywhere.

First of all, you can't beat Stefan Grossman when it comes to guitar instructors. Even Clapton learned tons from him.

"I first met Stefan Grossman in the States years ago and we became extremely good friends. Personally, I have learned a great deal from him. Let's face it, he needs very little introduction from me." - Eric Clapton

And now, I've worked with Stefan to put together the most amazing package for you, of fingerpicking guitar lessons.

Think of this as your complete library of fingerpicking lessons from the master. You're going to learn several styles: blues, folk, ragtime, and even fiddle tunes and rags.

You'll be building an amazing repetoire of cool songs you can play.

You'll have a lifetime of enjoyment and learning from this complete library of fingerpicking lessons.

Plus, you'll be developing an awesome fingerpicking technique based on all the fingerpicking masters... and you can become a master too, by learning all their amazing licks and tricks.

Your transformation into a fingerpicking master has 3 phases.

Phase I: Fingerstyle Technique,
Blues and Folk Styles (5 DVDs)

DVDs 1 and 2 focus on your fingerpicking technique and you'll be learning to play in a sophisticated style.

You'll learn how to master the alternating bass style, which will make you sound like a pro :)

Don't worry if you're newbie, because Stefan will build you up one step at a time.

Stefan will show you 11 incredible "old-time" classics, with new tricks and lessons at every turn.

Learn to produce a full and orchestrated fingerstyle sound with a rhythmic bass played against melodic lines.

There's lots of amazing fingerpicking secrets and songs on each DVD.

Enjoy Vintage Rare Footage of
All The Early Fingerstyle Masters.

We're talking about 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.

On DVDs 3 and 4 we are going to specifically dive into the folk blues fingerpicking style.

Learning the folk blues style is amazing because you get to play and master a great collection of different kinds of arrangements - from popular blues and rags to old-time mountain ballads.

You will study playing in various tunings, i.e. Standard, Dropped D, DADGAD, Open D and Open C tunings.

And also you will get an extra bonus: original old recordings from the 1920s and 1930s! You'll hear the roots from where these tunes came from.

You'll get 2 DVDs plus a 64 page booklet just on the folk blues section. In grand total, there are 11 booklets of tab and 15 DVDs in this package. Now that's what I call a library!

All of these DVDs are just chock full of amazing fingerstyle info. For example, on the folk blues DVDs you'll discover secrets like:

The weird practicing technique that 99.9% of guitar players (even seasoned pros) don't do because it's not "natural". However, it's going to give you the tightest, cleanest sound you've ever pulled off.

Learn how to create that legendary "thumping bass line" that gives that signature bass line sound. Here's a hint: your hand position is almost everything because it positions the angle of your fingers perfectly.

The 3 critical chord positions that you should integrate into your fingerpicking. This is the hallmark of an acoustic master. With this technique, you can make a super simple chord progression sound incredibly interesting.

Amazing Arrangements That Will
Turn Anyone's Head, And Best of All,
You Can Learn Them Quickly.

On DVD 5 we delve into the country blues lesson. Fingerpicking country blues guitar is a core style and it sounds great.

Here, Stefan will give you detailed lessons on how to play ten amazing fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F.

These are popular blues and ragtime songs come from the playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and Elizabeth Cotten.

I could be typing here day and night trying to describe all the cool amazing tricks, licks, and bits of wisdom that come in these DVDS. But, if a picture says a thousand words, then video says a zillion, so let me show you another clip from this DVD:

This shows the great split screen shots you're going to get. With the tabs to follow along with, learning is smooth sailing.

I can't stress enough how easy is it to learn from this package. The tabs alone will be enough for some players. Add the video, and its pratically foolproof, even if you're slow physically, or you're a slow learner.

It doesn't matter.

Each part is explained slowly and thoughtfully, and then Stefan plays the song or section with cameras showing each hand. Like this:

Get Great Splitscreen Shots Inside
The Ultimate Fingerpicking Package

Hold onto your hats, because we're just getting warmed up. After you master the fingerpicking technique, it's time to go deep into the advanced waters of your training. So here's...

Phase II: Advanced Fingerstyle
Guitar Lessons (4 DVDs)

You'll get 4 amazing DVDs of advanced material. On DVD 6, you're gonna learn 4 of the coolest fingerstyle blues solos you could ever imagine.

First, Mississippi Blues by Willie Brown. This is one of my personal favorites. I love playing it for anyone, including myself. This is an incredible arrangement that's a true piano blues, with bass, chords, and melody.

Next, learn Strutting Rag. You'll learn tons of great tricks on every tune. Here you'll learn the "semi E" position, plus clever boogie basslines.

Stefan will even show you some cool varations you can do, including one of his "secret" licks that he almost "hates to share" because it's so awesome. :)

Blues for the Mann is another amazing arrangement with cool inner chords weaving in and out with fingerplucked bass notes.

Learn How to "walk The strings" - an excellent, easy-to-play idea that comes from Merle Travis.

You'll learn other amazing tricks too, like how to go back and forth between blues and rag playing... and how to improvise your own fingerpicking blues in E.

Experience the Magic of
Rolling Melodies with Open Strings.

In Glory of Love, you'll learn the "stumbling" syncopated bass technique that gives great texture and variation to your playing.

Boatloads of additional tricks like unusual chord positions, and interesting slides and shifts.

How to incorporate diminished chords for sophisticated turnarounds.

And as with every section of the course, there's many, many more things I don't have time to describe.

On DVD 7 the fun continues as we focus on advanced fingerstyle blues. You'll discover how to play the Slow blues in C. It's a smokin arrangement of Blind Blake, Stefan Grossman, with a lot of ideas from Jelly Roll Morton, one of the most important jazz/blues pianists of the 1920s and 1930s.

How to create tons of "end tags" with endless variations.

How to pick out melody notes with some of your fingers while the other fingers are walking down a harmonized line. Amazing!

Discover Lemons Jump, featuring smooth-sounding, sliding licks that will teach you play "around" chord shapes.

How to use diminished chords to spice up your chord progressions. All the magic is there for you in the tabs.

Develop True Mastery By
Freely Switching Between
Different Fingerpicking Sounds.

You'll know you're getting good when you can play some of these advanced arrangements that go from a full sound, to a slick sound, to a swinging sound, and so on.

Stefan even shows you how to do a "guitar face" properly. You'll need a good guitar face cause you'll be playing with THAT much feel. :)

Learn Yazoo Basin Boogie, a really sweet boogie sound in dropped D.

Go to another level of mastery by transcending the alternating bass as you learn to play broken up type licks and arrangements.

Boogie bass runs using octaves. This is another awesome trick you'll love.

Jump all around the fretboard with crazy runs that sound incredible. You can practically sit back and relax as Stefan teaches you everything note for note.

And you'll learn dozens and dozens of other amazing concepts and techniques. We're talking endless hours of entertainment and education.

DVD 8 starts out with Didde Wa Diddie, a Blind Blake classic, covered by many modern folk revivalists.

Learn the basic positions for ragtime and ragtime blues guitar, and you'll see why Stefan almost never plays any barre chords.

In fact, some of the chords Stefan uses are simple and easy beyond belief.

How to really master a tune with full control over feel and dynamics.

Stefan's Advice and Wisdom
Blew me Away when
I Watched these DVDs.

Seriously, these lessons are potent. Here's a few more of the secrets waiting inside:

How to get the funky "oomph" sound.

Don't even think about using fingerpicks, that is until you listen to Stefan's expert advice. Then you'll be the master of playing with or without them.

How to make your playing sound "dirty" by using lots of upstrokes in your strumming patterns.

You'll be playing with a nice thudding, thumping bass sound as you learn classic tunes in the ragtime style.

One of my favorite things on this DVD is the easy "roll" you can do on the F chord using your index and thumb, courtesy of Reverend Gary Davis.

Even better, Stefan will show you how to get variations on this roll so you can create lots of different textures by changing the order of how you pick with your index and thumb.

Here's more:

2 new cool C positions you probably haven't seen before. They both sound great. Plus, you'll love the ragtime sound in tunes like shuffle Rag.

Learn an amazing 3 part instrumental called Cincinatti Flow Rag, New York City Rag, and Hot Dog.

How to combine the "buck dance feel" with the alternating bass style to get a "piano player" type feel.

How to get the Reverend Gary Davis fingerpicking feel, and how to get the Led Belly/Mance Lipscomb feel.

And many other great arrangements based on licks from fingerpicking legends like the Reverend Gary Davis and others.

Master the Basics, then Enjoy
Complicated Fingering Positions
Using all your Fingers.

The never ending lick that you can play over and over that sounds like a ragtime masterpiece just by itself.

And many other awesome goodies. Let's move onto the next DVD...

On DVD 9, you'll get to approach fingerpicking from new angles. Get ready for serious fun as you explore the world of hot fiddle tunes and rags.

Yes, these were old traditional type melodies played on a fiddle that were adapted to the guitar long ago.

Discover 5 amazing songs in totally wild, new styles.

Learn new sounds, positions, bluegrass licks, and combinations in the key of A.

You'll master skills like dampening the bass just the right amount for the perfect guitar texture.

Play complicated arrangements with counterpoint harmonies.

Discover unique songs and sounds that I know you'll enjoy. Stuff like fiddle tuns and rags, blues and more...

Another nice thing about these DVDs is that Stefan will tell you exactly when you should pause the DVD, to work out the part from the tab booklet.

By the way, if you ever loose the booklets, you can print the PDFs that are right on the DVDs.

Finally, we have the third phase of fingerpicking mastery:

Phase III: Deep Mastery
Of Country Blues

DVDs 10 through 15 go deep into the Country Blues Guitar. This is some of the coolest stuff you can play on the instrument, and guess what? It's just about all fingerpicking!

These DVDs will rock your world and I'm not exaggerating. I'd even say these are:

The World's Best Fingerpicking Blues
Compressed Into 6 Fun DVDs.

Here's just a few of things from just one of the DVDs:

Rev. Gary Davis shows you "Children of Zion" , a great almost "hendrixy voodoo chile" type song... A great performance and you'll learn from the masters to tell the blues story (2:28)

How to forge your own unique style of blues playing. You'll learn all the different ways you can attack your guitar. (9:59)

Mance Limbscomp plays "Shine on harvest moon". You must hear this very original blues sound (10:30)

Furry lewis plays "Furry's blues". Watch a true master at work. You'll learn how to slap the guitar body and keep rhythm. (13:01)

Stefan shows you how to combine strumming and finger picking (14:48)

This Package Includes Vintage Rare Footage of
Legendary Blues Guitarist Mississippi John Hurt
And Many Other Fingerpicking Legends.

Mississipi John Hurt shows you incredible blues stylings (at 15:00)

How to capture that strong alernating bass and combine the "thud effect" with all kinds of C blues riffs (at 20:40)

Learn Spike Driver Blues, another classic tune. You'll have your choice between dozens of classic fingerstyle blues tunes.

Don't worry, I'm not going to waste our time with 25 more pages that describe every tiny detail about this package.

I will say that each DVD here is more mindblowing than the next!

Loads ofamazing fingerpicking tunes you can learn, like "New Pony Blues".

As I was saying, I could write about these DVDs all day. But we're almost at the bottom of the page... which means it's time to take action.

These lessons are exactly what you're looking for.

I've Yet to Meet the Fingerpicking
Enthusiast who Could Resist
Learning these Powerful Secrets.

It's up to you which, and how many songs you want to learn.

Pick your favorites, or play them all.

And like I said before about Stefan...


And you're gonna learn way more than licks and runs. What you're gonna learn is complete fingerstyle arrangements.

Actually, you'll get the best of both worlds:

First, complete arrangements that sound incredible and are tabbed out note-for-note.

Second, Stefan's masterful explainations that not only explain the ideas behind the arrangements, but also how you can apply them in your own music and create your own masterpieces.


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If for some strange reason, you're NOT thrilled with your progress in learning fingerpicking, then just send us the DVDs back and we'll give you a prompt refund.

No hassle, no run-around, and no hard feelings.

This an amazing opportunity to invest in yourself and your musical education, and I've bent over backwards to get you the lowest price possible.

There's no one like Stefan. Still, even if you could find another great teacher, the 19 hours of video is easily the equivalent of $5000 or more of private instruction as you can see:

Even by DVDs standards, these are easily worth $49 a pop...

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Keep playin,

Claude Johnson

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Thanks, Ralph

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"Hi Claude,

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