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Welcome to Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop


At Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop and Vestapol Videos, we offer the best in instructional guitar DVDs, Audio CDs and Books, and the Vestapol series of historic and concert DVDs. We also have a wide variety of DVD and CD audio lessons focusing on various aspects of fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar styles and techniques.

Our Teachers

Our roster of teachers reads like a "Who's Who" of the guitar world. Our DVD lessons present the finest in clear and incisive visual education. Each tune is performed in full and then explained.

You'll find Nashville fingerstyle, Country and Delta Blues, Ragtime, Celtic, Swing Jazz, Rockabilly, Classic Ragtime, and straight Jazz lessons in our catalog. Our DVD lessons present the finest in clear and incisive visual education. 

Each tune is performed in full and then explained. This is followed by the piece being played slowly on a split screen, allowing the student to see both the right and left hand movements. Everything played during the split screen segments is transcribed and presented in a PDF tab/music booklet that is on the DVD lesson. Bonus audio tracks are included on our Country Blues lessons.


Click Here to Buy Explorations for Fingerstyle Guitar Now

In this collection we'll use the well-known DADGAD tuning, hopefully showing why it's so popular in Celtic and traditional music. We will also use CGCGCD or C Sus2 tuning for some of the tunes. This tuning gives rise to some beautiful chord voicings that suit the essence of this music. 

Titles include: The Sleeping Tune, Roslyn Castle, Kalyana, Le Tourment, Will You Come Home With Me, La Re`ve Du Que`teux and Sandizan

Click Here to Buy Introduction to Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Now

This lesson is for guitarists who want to get familiar with the world of Celtic music on fingerstyle guitar. Pat Kirtley presents challenging arrangements in the DADGAD tuning of six traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland.

Click Here to Buy Medieval and Renaissance Music Now

Titles include: The Earle of Salisbury (standard tuning), Saltarello (DGDGCD tuning), Saltarello II (EAEF#AD tuning), Trotto (DGDGCD tuning), Robin Is To The Greenwood Gone (standard tuning).

Accessing the PDF Booklets on our DVDs & CDs

On our DVD lessons and some SGGW CDs you will find tab/music PDF booklets. On a Mac these are very easy to access. Just double click on the DVD/CD ...more

The Doc Watson Collection

We have 8 Vestapol DVDs devoted to performances and interviews with the great Doc Watson. You can purchase ALL 8 titles as DVDs or Direct D...more

Stefan by Maya in Mayalife

Stefan Grossman is an acoustic blues guitarist, a student of Rev. Gary Davis, and a guy who has been to the rodeo and back again in the blues wo...more

Wednesday's FREE Video Lesson with PDF tab/music

Every Wednesday we e-mail a link to a free lesson of ours on YouTube including a link to the PDF tab/music for that lesson. Make sure to be sign...more

Art Rosenbaum's Old Time Banjo Book

In the mid-1970s when I started Kicking Mule Records my aim was to produce a series of acoustic fingerstyle guitar albums. But the first project...more

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE praises The Guitar of Robert Johnson - By Michael Dregni

We rarely review instructional videos, but this one is something special. And it’s more than just a how-to guide:it’s an in-depth, note-for-note...more

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