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History of the Ludwig Drum Company

by Paul William Schmidt
This book uses extensive interviews with the Ludwigs and photos from their personal collections to recall the origins, development and tools of crafting drums. You'll also discover why the best drummers use Ludwigs. Over 150 photos and illustrations make this an invaluable reference source for all drummers.
00000132(172 pages) $29.95


The Complete Violin Bass Story
Steve Russel & Nick Wass
“The Complete Hofner Violin Bass Story” has been produced using the Hofner Company archives, and with help from, and a Foreword by, Walter Hofner’s daughter Gerhilde. The book provides the reader with a unique insight into this famous bass guitar, and of the many people who have influenced its path over the last 60 years. Also included: dating a Violin bass, serial numbers, body dates, pickup information and much more. A must have book for all collectors.
00119788Softcover $34.99

Hot Licks & Cool Tips for E9th Tuning on Pedal Steel Guitar

with Tommy White
Tommy White is well-known as one of the foremost artists on pedal steel guitar. This steel guitarist for the Grand Ole Opry presents this DVD course for the E9th tuning Ð jam-packed with hot licks to keep your fingers twisted up for days. Learn how to play amazing speed picking runs and double stops, get great tone, play clear harmonics, and develop new licks. 45 minutes.
00000414DVD $19.95

Hot Spicy Trumpet Solos with a Spanish Flair

by Gerald F. Knipfel
This book of exciting original trumpet solos has a Spanish flair that will entice young students to want to perform. The melodies will make practicing more fun while at the same time introducing various time signatures, musical styles, and fingering techniques. All solos were named for and influenced by trumpet great Rafael Mendez, who was the composer’s inspiration. Included with the solos are piano and guitar accompaniments making them perfect for state solo contests as well as general performances. They are designed for intermediate level players.
00329680Book/Online Audio $19.99

How to Become a Film Composer

by Tom Harrison/Foreword by Robert Kraft
Tom Harrison's book, How to Become a Film Composer gives up-and-coming composers the inspiration, information and the tools necessary to succeed in today's music for media industry. The book begins with breaking down how to approach music in a dramatic context and how to cultivate your own unique sound. Next, Harrison covers the technical computer skills needed to work in this digital era of music production and finally provides a thorough guide to building a successful career.
00285989Book/Online Audio $29.99

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