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Bluegrass Shack Productions carries a number of different publications, and also the full line of Mel Bay and Hal Leonard publications, including books, CDs, videos, posters, cards, Home Spun, and other miscellaneous items. Listed on our website are the items that we normally have in stock -- which is quite a lot! We can special order any Mel Bay or Hal Leonard item you would like. The main Books & CDs page lists songbooks. Click on the links below for other books on particular instruments. Miscellaneous also contains some subject matter (luthier, biography, etc.) materials.

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Dobro Books, CDs & DVDs

More Dobro, by Doug Cox - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

DVD. 60 minutes. There's no better way to start from scratch on this expressive instrument than with this master instructor. Teaches notes and major chords; common I, IV, V chord progressions in all keys; chucking (back-up playing); tone and damping tips; and easy versions of the songs: The Water Is Wide • Worried Man Blues • St. Anne's Reel. Includes a transcription booklet.

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Dobro Workshop, by Phil Leadbetter - $24.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

DVD. 52 minutes. Although designed for the intermediate Dobro® player, resonator guitarists at all levels can benefit from the topics discussed in this workshop video. Phil addresses: creating breaks, building speed, backing up a vocalist, dynamics, and working in a band, and offers lots of shortcuts to playing the Dobro®. Several songs are performed with split- screen views of the left and right hands, and many licks are tabbed out onscreen. Additional topics include: proper microphone techniques for stage and studio and tips for buying a resonator guitar. This comprehensive workshop DVD covers all the bases!

Mel Bay's Complete Dobro Player, by Stacy Phillips - $34.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 245 pages with online audio or CD (depends on which we have in stock). Highly recommended book! This book really covers it all.

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Country Dobro Guitar Styles, by Ken Eidson & Tom Swatzell - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 72 pages. Great formatting throughout this book with black and white photos, narrative and tips for most songs. Written in tab and standard musical notation. Labelled "country," but definitely for the likes of bluegrass, too!

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Gospel Dobro, by Ken Eidson & Tom Swatzell - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & online audio. Softcover 88 pages. Written in tab and standard musical notation with chords. A popular collection of 56 favorite old-time gospel songs artfully arranged for Resophonic guitar. All arrangements are in G tuning.

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Backup Dobro, by Doug Cox - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 47 pages. Written in tab format only. In this book you'll learn creative, fun techniques and ideas on playing backup. Playing backup means responding in a sensitive manner with singers and other musicians. So let's take a serious look at what to do when you're not soloing.

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The Great Dobro Sessions, by Stacy Phillips - $22.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 114 pages. Narrative and photo for every song. Written in tab format only with chords. Includes every note of every solo by the nine top resonator guitarists who contributed to the Grammy Award-winning album of the same title. All 20 tunes (including the 11 solos on Fireball Mail) appear in tablature with commentary and chordal accompaniment. Feartures Jerry Douglas, Buck Graves, Mike Auldridge, Curtis Burch, Sally Van Meter, etc. (This book does not include Gene Wooten's rendition of "Day Tripper" from the CD.)

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The Dobro Workbook, by David Hamburger - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 80 pages. Teaches licks, techniques and improvisation for lap-style resophonic slide guitar. Covers: scales, licks, songs and examples; hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, picking techniques; syncopations, rolls, double stops, playing in different keys; and more. The book is in standard musical notation and tab with chords, and the CD features 98 full-demo tracks.

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Mel Bay's Learn to Play Bluegrass Dobro Guitar, by Ken Eidson & Tom Swatzell - $22.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & online audio or CD (depends upon which one we have in stock). Softcover 88 pages. Written in standard musical notation and tab format, with an easier on the eyes bolder print. A step-by-step method by two noted Dobro authorities. This method takes the student through the basics of bar position, right hand technique, producing harmonics, and minor and seventh chords. Features 25 solos in G tuning.

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Dobro Techniques for Bluegrass & Country Music, by Stephen F. Toth - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 63 pages. This is the ultimate resource guide for any Dobro owner, collector or fan. It begins with the history of this unique guitar and then moves into teaching the techniques used in playing it. The entire book is illustrated with photos of popular players. A prior knowledge of music is not required since the book presents, in detail, the complete essentials for playing the Dobro. Tablature is used throughout and the CD features helpful accompaniments.

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Dobro Classics Plus, by Stephen F. Toth - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD. Softcover 47 pages. A collection of 20 classic Dobro tunes likely to come up in jam sessions, incorporating the sounds and styles developed by the masters. Focuses primarily on up-tempo tunes, with 5 of Steve Toth's original instrumentals.

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Songbooks

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Guitar

Mandolin

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Miscellaneous

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