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Moderne Guitar

The Holy Grail of Vintage Guitars
by Ronald Lynn Wood
The Gibson Moderne is an electric guitar designed by Gibson in 1957 alongside the Flying V and Explorer as part of a stylistically advanced line. Sources claim that Gibson made a handful of prototypes, but an original has yet to surface. The Moderne was eventually put into production in 1982. Because of their very limited production and forward design, Modernes are highly sought by collectors. Here is the story, explained in interviews and photos, of this curious development associated with the golden era of guitar making. Full color throughout!
00001208240 pages $29.95

Monster Scales and Modes

by Dave Celentano
This book is a complete compilation of scales, modes, exotic scales, and theory. It covers the most common and exotic scales, theory on how they're constructed, and practical applications. No prior music theory knowledge is necessary, since every section is broken down and explained very clearly.
00000140 $7.95

Moonlight in Vermont

The Official Biography of Johnny Smith
by Lin Flanagan
This is the biography of the man whom many jazz guitar legends call “The Master”. Johnny Smith (1922-2013) was the jazz guitarist’s jazz guitarist. During the 1950’s he worked for the network broadcasters in New York while also playing regularly at clubs such as Birdland opposite Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, George Shearing and many other legends of jazz. He was the most revered guitarist on the New York jazz scene during a golden era. His technical virtuosity, quality of tone, musical sophistication and literacy were unrivaled in jazz guitar circles. Many celebrated jazz guitarists still consider him to be the benchmark of musicianship by which all others are measured. This is the biography of the man whom many jazz guitar legends call “The Master”. “No one in the world plays the guitar better than he.”—Barney Kessel
00151663256 pages/8.5x11 $24.99

More Dobro

A Lesson in Lap-Style Dobro Playing
by Doug Cox
Take a private lesson with Doug Cox! There's no better way to start from scratch on this expressive instrument than with this master instructor. Teaches notes and major chords; common I, IV, V chord progressions in all keys; chucking (back-up playing); tone and damping tips; and easy versions of the songs: The Water Is Wide, Worried Man Blues, St. Anne's Reel. Includes a transcription booklet. 60 minutes.
00000328DVD $19.95

More Minstrel Banjo

by Joseph Weidlich
This is the second book in a 3-part series of intabulations of music for the minstrel (Civil War-era) banjo. Adapted from Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without a Master (published in New York in 1865), this book contains a choice collection of banjo solos, jigs, songs, reels, walk arounds, and more, progressively arranged and plainly explained, enabling players to become proficient banjoists. Thorough measure-by-measure explanations are provided for each of the songs, all of which are part of the traditional minstrel repertoire.
00000258 $12.95

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