• Levon Helm’s Love of Bluegrass

    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.

  • Two new fiddle DVDs from Homespun

    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

  • Joy To The World from Homespun

    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

  • Two new mandolin books from Homespun

    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

  • Pete Wernick banjo backup DVD

    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

  • Bryan Sutton DVD from Homespun

    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