Tag: Homespun Video

Free video download for Eddie Adcock contributors

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from Happy Traum, who runs Homespun Videos with his wife, Jane. He expressed the anguish of so many in the bluegrass world in seeing the tough financial position that Eddie and Martha Adcock see themselves in, and wanted to add something to the effort […]


Levon Helm’s Love of Bluegrass

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

This remembrance of Levon Helm is a contribution from Happy Traum, co-founder of Homespun Music Instruction. “The first show I remember was Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys on a summer evening in 1946, when I was six years old. Boy, this really tattooed […]


Jens Kruger’s Banjo Method For Beginners – DVD

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

A recent release from Homespun Video, Jens Kruger’s Banjo Method For Beginners, subtitled An Easy and Joyful Way to Start Picking, is available on DVD for all regions. Kruger is a Swiss banjo virtuoso who has gained a considerable amount of popularity in recent years […]


New Pete Wernick DVD – Making up solos 2

| January 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Homespun Tapes has released a new banjo DVD from Pete Wernick, aka, Dr Banjo. Following up on his How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos video, the new project is How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos 2. The first DVD was designed […]


Two new fiddle DVDs from Homespun

| April 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Homespun Video has released two new DVDs for new students of traditional American fiddle music. Both are taught by Jim Wood, a five time Tennessee fiddle champ, noted performer and teacher, and organizer/arranger for The Tennessee Fiddle Orchestra. Both DVDs are geared towards beginners, and […]


Joy To The World from Homespun

| December 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Happy Traum, founder of Homespun Tapes, has posted a free lesson online as a Christmas gift for the many guitarists who have supported his company since it was formed in 1967. The song is Joy To The World, arranged for fingerstyle guitar in drop D […]


Two new mandolin books from Homespun

| July 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Homespun has released mandolin transcription books to match two recent CDs from Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Hyms and Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer. Each book contains complete mandolin transcriptions in both tablature and standard notation, plus a copy of the original CD. Mandolin Hymns contains 15 popular […]


Pete Wernick banjo backup DVD

| February 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Pete Wernick, a.k.a. Dr. Banjo, has long been regarded as one of the pre-eminent banjo instructors in bluegrass music. His book, Bluegrass Banjo, published in 1974, has sold over 200,00 copies and taught thousands to become banjo pickers over the last 30 years. Together with […]


Bryan Sutton DVD from Homespun

| October 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Secrets for Successful Flatpicking is the title of a new instructional DVD on Homespun Video with current, and five time IBMA Guitar Player of The Year, Bryan Sutton. The DVD covers both lead and rhythm guitar playing and is described  a “tricks of the trade” […]


Sonny Osborne video snippet available on Gibson site

| October 11, 2006 | 2 Comments

Gibson has made a brief video lesson from Sonny Osborne available on their web site. It is taken from his Homespun DVD, The Bluegrass Banjo of Sonny Osborne, and has him demonstrating his solo for Sunny Side Of The Mountain. The video clip runs about […]