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Figuring Out the Fingerboard

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    Chapter 1 (6:51)


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    Chapter 2 (17:14)


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    Chapter 3 (15:15)


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    Chapter 4 (16:22)


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    Chapter 5 (11:16)


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    Chapter 6 (11:41)


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    Chapter 7 (5:58)


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    Chapter 8 (5:31)


If you've ever wondered how the hot flatpickers improvise solos using the entire length of the guitar fingerboard, and wished you could take your own distinctive breaks in jam sessions or performances, then these Homespun guitar video tutorials are for you!

Steve Kaufman has developed an amazing system that clears up the mystery and teaches you the notes, scales and chord shapes you'll need to play fluidly and confidently anywhere on the neck.

Anyone can learn Steve's system. Starting by picking out well-known fiddle tunes in their simplest form, Steve shows you how to find the notes and develop a melodic sense.

He then teaches you how to find movable chord forms in different positions on the fingerboard. Finally, you'll learn the famous "CAGED" system, enabling you to understand and play scales and melodies in all positions up the neck.

Throughout this easy-to-use course, Steve imparts a wealth of practical wisdom, advice and encouragement. He provides you with all the tools you'll need to develop a depth of knowledge and understanding of your guitar that will show itself in sparkling and creative solos.

The tunes that Steve uses to teach soloing around the fingerboard include Soldier's Joy, June Apple, Cluck Old Hen, Arkansas Traveler, Cripple Creek and Old Joe Clark. Check it out today!


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swivler
Submitted 2 years ago

One on one with Steve !

Look for the tab at the bottom of the product outline page...this video like all of Steve's is one that will motivate you and get you further down the line. Almost like being at one of his camps.

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soolan
Submitted 2 years ago

Learned something new.

Never did I ever think about Fiddle tunes (interesting). Also chap 3 & 4, I found to be very useful regarding chords in a 4 block range.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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Steve Kaufman, the only three-time winner of the National Flatpicking Championships in Winfield, Kansas, certainly needs no introduction to Homespun students. His DVD lessons, which include "Learning To Flatpick" "Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar," "Easy Gospel Guitar," "Learn To Play Waltzes," "Lead Guitar Breaks For Bluegrass Songs," and "The Art Of Guitar Crosspicking,” as well as the immensely popular "Parking Lot Pickers" and “Bluegrass Workouts” audio series, have long been among our best-sellers. Steve continues to perform and teach workshops throughout the world, and conducts his own Flatpicking and fingerpicking guitar, banjo and Mandolin camps in June near his Tennessee home.

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    Figuring Out the Fingerboard

    If you've ever wondered how the hot flatpickers improvise solos using the entire length of the guitar fingerboard, and wished you could take your own distinctive breaks in jam sessions or performances, then these Homespun guitar video tutorials are for you!

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    Learn to build up speed while maintaining good tone and timing in this Homespun music instruction series taught by Steve Kaufman, one of America’s hottest flatpicking guitar players.

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Figuring Out the Fingerboard is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One on one with Steve ! Look for the tab at the bottom of the product outline page...this video like all of Steve's is one that will motivate you and get you further down the line. Almost like being at one of his camps.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Learned something new. Never did I ever think about Fiddle tunes (interesting). Also chap 3 & 4, I found to be very useful regarding chords in a 4 block range.
Date published: 2016-07-30
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