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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

Bass

Miscellaneous Books, CDs & DVDs

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

Book with online audio. Softcover 39 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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First Lessons Blues Harmonica - $7.95 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book with CD. Softcover 28 pages. Written in standard musical notation with the corresponding numbered holes written underneath. Teaches all the basics and several more advanced techniques for learning to play blues style on a harmonica.

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Bluegrass Harmonica, by Mike Stevens - $19.95 + $3.50 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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First Lessons Dulcimer - $9.99 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book plus online audio. Softcover 32 pages. This is an easy to follow beginning book for dulcimer players! It is my favorite of all the beginning books. Goes through all of the basics for DADD tuning. Lots of short, familiar songs. I highly recommend this book!

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American Fiddle Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer - $19.99 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book only. Softcover, 76 pages. Contains 32 songs in several different, common tunings. Although this book does offer some basics, I would not consider it a beginner's book.

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Dirt Simple Mountain Dulcimer - $14.99 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book with online audio. Softcover, 32 pages. Standard musical notation and tab format. Presents 18 songs in several different, common tunings. This book does a good job of explaining everything for those that are able to read and follow along. It even goes into how to change the strings on a mountain dulcimer.

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The Ukulele 3 Chord Songbook (for Ukulele) - $16.99 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book only. Softcover 124 pages. Standard musical notation with chords above the lyrics. You do not know how to read music to play because this is a chord book and the chords are shown above the lyrics. Uses only C, F and G chords, so this is great for the beginning player, especially for those who like to sing! Wide variety and genre of songs. Great book!

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20 Old Time American Tunes Arranged for Ukulele - $14.99 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Book and online audio. Softcover 25 pages. Standard musical notation and tab format. This is a great book for someone wanting to advance beyond the beginner stage and learn some fiddle tunes! Some of the songs are in correct key to play along with a fiddle player, and some have been transposed into other keys, probably for the sake of making the song easier to play on ukulele.

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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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