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Deconstructing Production Music for TV

by Steve Barden
Here is a peek behind the curtains, revealing the secrets to writing successful orchestral instrumental music cues for the production music market. The reader is presented with several music cues to study and learn from. Through detailed analysis you will view complete transcriptions and hear the audio (online) of orchestral cues in multiple genres and styles. You will then have a better understanding of the structure of music, why it works and how you can apply these tips to your own compositions. A valuable resource for anyone interested in creating production music for film and TV.
00367071Book/Online Audio $24.99

Depression Era Country Guitar

by Joseph Weidlich
Explore how the traditional parlor style guitar backups, used during the golden age of the Old Time Music string band performance style were further developed by guitarists during the Depression years of the 1930's. The genesis of those developments lies principally in the techniques popularized by the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers on their recordings that featured the use of the flat pick instead of a thumb pick, use of left hand embellishments including adjacent string dron usage, development of "hot licks" based on chromatic passing note sequences and syncopations, and the popularity of licks played on the higher pitched tenor guitar.
00262110Book/Online Audio $22.99

Dobro Christmas

arranged by Stephen F. Toth
Well, it's Christmas time again, and you, your family and friends want to hear some of those favorite Christmas songs on your glistening (like the "trees") Dobro with its bell-like (as in "jingle") tone. This book contains, in tablature format, 2 versions of 20 classic Christmas songs plus a bonus "Auld Lang Syne" for your playing and listening pleasure. The arrangements were created to make them easy to learn, play, remember, or sight read. So get playing and get merry!
00000218 $9.95

Dobro Classics Plus - 2nd Edition

20 Classic and Original Tunes
by Steve Toth
Now with CD! A collection of 20 classic Dobro tunes likely to come up in jam sessions, incorporating the sounds and styles developed by the masters. Focuses primarily on up-tempo tunes, with 5 of Steve Toth's original instrumentals. Includes: Bill Cheatham, Blackberry Blossom, Gold Rush, Greensleeves, Katy Hill, Red Haired Boy, Sally Ann, Sally Goodin, Salt Creek, Sometimes Alone, Southwind, and more. Includes an explanation of tablature.
00000187Book/CD Pack $19.95

Dobro Roots

A Photo Tour of Prewar Wood Body Dobros
By Steve Toth
Foreword by Jerry Douglas John Dopyera invented it in California in the late 1920s and along with his brothers Rudy, Emil, Robert and Louis, they formed the Dobro Corporation Ltd. This first and only book of it’s kind will show a wide variety of Dobro Guitars produced during the years 1929 through approximately 1941. With actual examples of most of the models. The various models are shown in an ordered sequence as they were made, coordinated with the catalog, advertisement and brochure information that is still available for each model shown. In “Dobro Roots” we have set out with hundreds of photographs to document an extensive sampling of the wood body Dobro guitars produced during the prewar period. “Dobro Roots” will be both an historical and entertaining resource and reference book for those interested in Dobro and resonator guitars. Chapters include: Background, California 5 Series, California 6 Series, Cyclops Series, Regal First Series, California 7 Series, Teardrop Series, Regal Final Series. Plus an added CD bonus of Steve Toth playing 15 tunes on 15 different prewar wood body Dobros that you will find interesting, informative and enjoyable. "This is the Dobro wish book..."Jerry Douglas
00125507Hard Cover/CD, 216 pgs, Full Color $55.00

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