Country & Bluegrass Dobro
DOBRO (RESONATOR GUITAR) INSTRUCTION BOOKS by Bev King:
Country & Bluegrass Dobro consists of 24 lessons in tablature notation; all in G tuning except for one lesson in E tuning (which contains 4 songs). The first lesson is simple enough for a student with no previous musical knowledge. Each lesson adds one new technique, and has a song or exercise to show how it is used. First published in 1974, it has been used successfully by thousands of students over the years, and many feel it is still the easiest book to learn from. $10.95 including US postage.
I hope to have a DVD available before long. It is now available on two CDs, at $16.50 for the set. (Part 1: lessons 1-11; Part 2, Lessons 12-24).
36 Songs for Resonator Guitar
36 Songs for Dobro
is a collection of songs in tablature notation (G tuning, which can
also be used for A tuning, although the chords shown above the tabs
won't match). Includes Wabash Cannonball/Great Speckled Bird/Dobro
Chimes/Prairie Queen/John Henry/Angel Band/Bill Bailey/Cripple Creek/
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny/If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again/Fair
and Tender Ladies/ Fisher's Hornpipe/ Give My Love to Nell/Grandfather's
Clock/Let the Lower Lights be Burning/ Little Moses/There'll Come a
Time/Listen to the Mockingbird/Liza Jane/Malaguena/ Maple on the Hill/My
Old Kentucky Home/ Wayfaring Stranger/Wreck of the Ol' 97, and others. $9.95 ppd. in US.
Cassette for above book, 90 minutes, $8.95.
20 Hymns for Resonator Guitar more tablatures in G tuning: Amazing
Grace/Are You Washed In the Blood?/ Just a Closer Walk/ Never Grow Old/
Rock of Ages/ Where You There?/ Shall We Gather at the River?/ Softly
and Tenderly/ In the Sweet By and By/ Unclouded Day/ Where He Leads Me I
Will Follow/ Tramp on the Street/ God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign/ Tell
Mother I'll be There/ Pass Me Not/Search Me and more. $6.95.
CD, $8. VHS video, $15. Cassette, $6
88 page booklet with historical and set-up info, biographical info on earlier resonator guitarists, lots of photos, etc. Includes pages from 1930s catalogs, etc. This is the third edition (original edition was titled Resophonic Echoes Scrapbook, because it was a collection of excerpts from Resophonic Echoes magazine for Dobro fans. (No, the magazine is no longer published but I do have back issues, which I plan to list here before long).
$13.95 ppd. to US addresses.
New Book: This is My Song
This is My Song autobiography by Bev King. 224 pages.
You may order by mail at P.O. Box 1252, Clarksville, AR 72830. Price is $15 including postage to US addresses.
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