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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

Mandolin

Bass

Miscellaneous Books, CDs & DVDs

Favorite Harmonica Songs - $14.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Small format book with CD or online audio. Softcover 72 pages. Written in standard musical notation and tab format. I really like Mel Bay's "Quikguide" series. They offer the best value around! You'll be very pleased with this set.

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Bluegrass Harmonica, by Mike Stevens - $24.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book with CD or online audio. Softcover 59 pages. This book covers holding the harp, lip pursing, tongue blocking, draw bending, vibrato, attacking the notes, wind chops, and a lot more. Although pointed towards beginner through advanced, I think this method is more suitable for intermediate to advanced players. Written in a unique tab-like format that I've never seen before. The audio features practice tunes for beginning, intermediate and advanced players, including two versions of some of the intermediate and advanced tunes: one at standard tempo, and one slowed down for easier learning.

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Fun with the Dulcimer, by Virgil Hughes - $7.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 32 pages. This is an easy to follow beginning book for dulcimer players. It doesn't do a great job explaining the tuning of the dulcimer, so I would recommend it as an addition to the beginner player's books. Thirty-eight songs are taught with notation and fret numbers for each note. Chord symbols are also included for playing with guitar, banjo, or another chording instrument. Melody playing with drones and basic chord playing are both taught. Lyrics are included with the songs for added fun. I recommend this book!

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Traditional Mountain Dulcimer, Taught by Jean Ritchie - $19.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Booklet with CD. On this one CD with included 11-page booklet, you will start with the simplest of children's songs to introduce you to your instrument. Songs, Instrumentals, scales and tunings will be added to build your musical understanding as well as your dexterity and technique. You'll also learn a variety of strumming and picking techniques using your fingers and a flatpick. By the end of this lesson, you'll be prepared to go on to more advanced dulcimer techniques. Songs include Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Goin' Downtown, What'll We Do With the Baby-o?, The Cuckoo, The Cruel Sea, Barbara Ellen, and Old King Cole.

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Easy Baritone Ukulele Tab Method, Book One - $12.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 47 pages. Students will develop music reading skills because of this unique, one-of-a kind, tablature method. Students can play immediately, without reading music utilizing the handy tab, as well as learn to play chords quickly and effectively. This will in turn enable them to sing along with the lyrics provided with each song; A valuable guide to ukulele players of all kinds. This is a very nice beginner's book.

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Songs and Solos for Uke, by Ken Eidson & Ross Cherednik - $19.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 80 pages. A wonderful collection of 34 popular ukulele songs in C tuning. Chords, melody, and lyrics are shown for each song, and the melody is presented in notation and tablature! Each song is shown both as melody only and an accompaniment arrangement. Also included in the back of the book are a chart of basic chords, a fingerboard note reference, and scale exercises. I've been using this method for over 2 years now as a first Ukulele book for my students.

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Songbooks

Banjo

Fiddle/Violin

Guitar

Dobro

Mandolin

Bass

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