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The Guitar Chord shapes of Charlie Christian

by Joe Weidlich
The concepts and fingerings in this book have been developed by analyzing the licks used by Charlie Christian. Chord shapes are moveable; thus one can play the riffs in virtually any key without difficulty by simply moving the shape, and fingerings used to play them, up or down the fingerboard. The author shows how the chord shapes F, D and A are formed, then can easily be modified to major, minor, dominant seventh and diminished seventh chord voicings. Analyzing licks frequently used by Charlie Christian, Joe has identified a series of what he calls tetrafragments, i.e., the core element of a lick. The identifiable ""sound"" of a particular lick is preserved regardless of how many notes are added on either side of it, e.g., pickup notes or tag endings. Many examples are shown and played on the CD of how this basic concept was used by Charlie Christian to keep his solo lines moving forward. Weidlich also makes observations on the physical manner Charlie Christian used in playing jazz guitar, and how that approach contributed to his smooth, mostly down stroke, pick technique.
00000388Book/CD Pack $19.95
 
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The Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Its Great Hawaiian Musicians

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compiled & edited by Lorene Ruymar
This fascinating book takes a look at Hawaiian music; the origin of the steel guitar and how it spread throughout the world; Hawaiian playing styles, techniques and tunings; and more.
00000192(208 pages) $34.95
 
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The History & Artistry of National Resonator Instruments

by Bob Brozman
This book is a history book, source book and owner's manual for players and fans that covers the facts and figures necessary for serious collectors. In addition to many black and white historical photos, there is a 32-page color section, and appendixes with serial numbers for all instruments, a company chronology, and a Hawaiian Artist Discography.
00000154(296 pages) $35.00
 
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The Kilted Fiddler

by Alan Lerwick
A collection of 167 Scottish-fiddle tunes compiled and arranged by Alan Lerwick, including: Reels and Scotch measures, Strathspeys, Jigs, Hornpipes, Waltzes, Descriptive Tunes, Marches, Slow Airs and Laments, and more. Includes historical notes, playing tips and photos.
00000194 $24.95
 
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The Larson's Creations - Centennial Edition

by Robert Carl Hartman
Swedish immigrant cabinet makers Carl and August Larson made instruments under the brand names of Maurer, Prairie State, Euphonon, W.J. Dyer & Bro., Wm. C. Stahl, and under their own name, and their highly collectible creations are considered today to be some of the finest ever made. Lovingly researched and written by Robert Hartman, grandson of Carl Larson, The Larsons' Creations contains many beautiful color photos of these artful instruments, classic ads & catalogs, and a CD featuring 11 artists and a mandolin orchestra. Includes 32 pages of full-color photos!
00001042Softcover Book/CD Pack $45.00
00001043Hardcover Book/CD Pack (312 pages) $65.00
 

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