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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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Banjo

Fiddle/Violin

Guitar

Dobro

Bass

Miscellaneous

Mandolin Books, CDs & DVDs

Mandolin Primer - $14.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Mandolin Primer (book & CD). Softcover 50 pgs. This book and CD set is a great place to start learning how to play the mandolin. Complete with pictures showing you how to hold the pick, the mandolin, and your hands. Songs on CD in standard musical notation and tablature form. Click here to view the Table of Contents. Click on image for larger view.

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook, by Bill Evans & Bruce Dix. - $34.99 + $5.00 S/H (US only)

MANDOLIN EDITION

If you order multiple items, you will only be charged actual shipping, and you may receive a refund via Paypal. Songbook. This is a great collection of bluegrass, old time, country and gospel standards (over 225 in all). Simple melodies are presented with standard notation and mandolin tablature along with lyrics and chords. Online audio included with this spiral-bound songbook that contain snippets of every single song in the book.

Contents and More Information from Mel Bay

Mandolin Method 1, by Dix Bruce - $7.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 64 pages. A great beginner method for those that would like to read music. Everything written in standard musical format, with tab presented on a limited basis. Still a very good book for explaining basic techniques.

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Mandolin Chords - $6.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & online video. Softcover 32 pages. Correct left hand positions are pictured for each chord, as is proper right hand picking position. Major, Minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are shown in photos and diagrams; major seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Tuning of the mandolin using a pitch pipe or piano keyboard is also shown. A chart summarizing movable chord patterns ends the book. Includes a 125-minute DVD.

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay

Great Mandolin Picking Tunes - $14.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD or online audio. Softcover 32 pages. All songs presented in tab and standard musical notation. Included CD has all 30 songs on it. Great book for pickers!

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin - $14.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & online audio. Softcover 101 pages. Another great "Teach Yourself" book with "play-along" examples to help you get started. You'll learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and much more. In notation and tablature. The CD is in split-track format and features each song played at both slow and normal tempos. Highly recommended!

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay


Songbooks

Banjo

Fiddle/Violin

Guitar

Dobro

Bass

Miscellaneous

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