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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.

Songbooks

Banjo

Fiddle/Violin

Guitar

Dobro

Mandolin

Miscellaneous

Bass Books, CDs & DVDs

Upright Bass Primer - $14.95 + 3.50 S/H (US only)

Upright Bass Primer (book plus CD). Softcover 58 pages. Great book for the rank beginner. Goes through all aspects of playing including holding the bass, tuning, setting the height, how to finger, etc. Standard musical notation and tab. Highly recommended!

Beginning Bass, The Murphy Method, by Marshall Wilborn - $29.95 + 3.50 S/H (US only)

DVD. 105 minutes. This DVD is for the complete beginner who wants to learn to play upright bass by ear. This is an excellent DVD and I highly recommend it for beginning bluegrass, folk & country players. No tab.

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50 Tunes for Bass Vol. 1 - $29.99 + 2.75 S/H (US only)

Book with 3 CDs or online audio. Softcover 173 pages. Volume 1 for Bass is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the bass. The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced and are arranged in "basic," "active" and "solo" levels. Basic, a standard accompaniment mode is the simplest level of bass playing. Active bass is a mixture of basic accompaniment and "walking" which is common in jazz music. Solo bass--which involves fast, syncopated melodic phrases--is the most complex level of bass playing. All parts are written in standard bass clef notation and 4-line bass tablature.

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay

First Lessons Upright Bass - $9.99 + 3.50 S/H (US only)

First Lessons Upright Bass (Book & CD). Softcover 32 pages. All in standard musical notation only. This book is for learning to read music and for left-hand exercises. Great for technique. For the beginning bass player in all styles of music.

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Country Bass Guitar Made Easy, by Larry McCabe - $17.99 + 2.75 S/H (US only)

Book & CD or online audio. This book set teaches the basics of country bass playing in a fun, “quick access” format, In a minimum amount of time, you will learn the bass part to 22 popular traditional songs. All bass parts are written in both tablature and standard notation exactly as played on the companion CD. Extra lyrics are provided for singers. This stereo CD enables you to “sit in” with a country band that includes a singer, rhythm guitar and bass. To facilitate learning, each of the 22 songs is performed at two tempos: moderate and “slowpoke.” The stereo format allows you to hear the bass guitar clearly isolated on the right speaker. I personally love this method book & CD and think it is well suited for acoustic bass, too!

Contents & More Information from Mel Bay

Getting Into Slap Bass - $19.95 + 3.50 S/H (US only)

Getting into Slap Bass (Book plus CD). Softcover, 96 pages. Standard musical notation and tab format. This book covers a wide range of skill levels from basic to advanced. Includes most slap techniques in existence and a variety of approaches.

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The Art of Walking Bass - $17.95 + 3.50 S/H (US only)

The Art of Walking Bass (Book plus CD). A method for acoustic upright or electric bass. Standard musical notation and tab format. Includes the basics, blues triads, blues diatonic and chromatic passing tones, minor scales, rhythm changes, and common harmonic progressions. Does not teach songs, but teaches song skills. For the more advanced player, and definately for someone who understand some music theory.

Contents & More Information from Hal Leonard


Songbooks

Banjo

Fiddle/Violin

Guitar

Dobro

Mandolin

Miscellaneous

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