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Easy Steps to Guitary Fingerpicking, Vol. 2 & 3
Easy Steps to Guitary Fingerpicking Vol 2 3
Actor: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2004     2hr 40min

In response to numerous requests, Happy Traum has taken his "Easy Steps" fingerpicking course to the next level. Starting once again with some fairly easy material, Happy builds your skill level step-by-step, adding increa...  more »


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Actor: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Very Happy...
cajunbuoy | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My father has had nothing but fantastic things to say about Happy Traum and his edcational videos, so I decided to try one myself. Of course, I assumed that I was a little better at fingerpicking than I actually am, and so I got started with this disc, volume 2 & 3. In truth, what sold me was the opportunity to learn Fishing Blues. Man, I love that song. But this disc has been humbling for me. Not to say it's too difficult; it's very solid fingerpicking and he takes great care to explain it. But I've realized that I've still got a few basic fingerpicking things to learn. I have no regrets about buying this disc because Happy is so good, I plan on mastering disc #1, and then this one, and then more. I just realize now that I maybe should have bought #1 as well so I could be sure I had the nuts and bolts down. Check out this series; you'll be glad you did..."
Great intro for intermediate players to finger picking
Ken Shortt | 01/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Happy is an outstanding teacher. He really knows how to put together a top quality instruction guitar DVD. I'm currently working on volume 3 of this series and have learned a huge amount from the first. I've added seven very cool finger picking songs to my play list. Through these DVDs you'll learn how to truly apply alternate base playing and the beauty of drop D tuning. I would definitely recommend this to any intermediate player who wants to expand their abilities to include finger picking. Plan on 1-3 months per DVD to master the material."
Like having your own live-in instructor
Paul Kleimeyer | Phoenix, AZ United States | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had been playing on and off for the past 20 years. Mostly off, because I could never get the hang of it. Last year I stumbled on a sample clip of this video and decided to give it another try. I have been working through these DVDs plus volume 1 for around 8 months now. I was hung up on the very first song on volume 1 for about a week before the "lightbulb" went on, and now I can confidently say that I can play every song on the 3 DVDs pretty respectably. Not only that, but the real benefit to these lessons is that it enabled me to be able to pick up other songs and start playing them using my own fingerpicking style. I cannot stress this enough - the point is not to learn the songs on the DVDs - it's to turn you into a guitar player. And I believe I'm getting there thanks to these lessons. The reason is that Happy Traum is a very good instructor, and breaks the lessons down well. I have had a few one-on-one lessons on my life, and the DVDs really have the same feel - like Happy is giving you a personal at-home lesson. He has obviously been doing this for a while and has got the technique down perfectly. My wife has commented several times that I have made a big leap in my playing ability. I am 100% satisfied with this purchase and will be purchasing additional Homespun DVD sets in the near future (and there are many to choose from). Also, I am grateful that these lessons have gotten me interested in the music of Mississippi John Hurt."
Traum is amazing
Rkings80 | 05/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These DVDs are great for those interested in fingerpicking style. Happy Traum really does a great job of presenting/teaching the material on these DVDs. He has a relaxed and fun way of teaching. His choice of tunes are nice for learning as well. These DVDs are aimed at advanced beginners/intermediate players. Must have for those interested in fingerpicking."